internal respiration

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n internal respiration the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs
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Usage

In literature:

Apply iodine, or iodide of potassium, and give it internally, and try artificial respiration.
"Burroughs' Encyclopaedia of Astounding Facts and Useful Information, 1889" by Barkham Burroughs
It was given me also to apperceive the character of their internal respiration.
"Earths In Our Solar System Which Are Called Planets, and Earths In The Starry Heaven Their Inhabitants, And The Spirits And Angels There" by Emanuel Swedenborg
Even the pivotal discovery of "internal respiration" is not original with Mr. Harris.
"History of American Socialisms" by John Humphrey Noyes
Respiration is short and difficult, the skin parched and dry, and the body consumed by an internal heat.
"Thalaba the Destroyer" by Robert Southey
The organs of respiration are gills, external and internal, lungs, trachea or windpipe, and the skin.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg
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