respiration has definitions from the field of biology
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[ noun ] (biology) the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Used in print

(LeRoy Fothergill, "Biological Warfare", in Peter...)

The intra nasal instillation of a fluid suspension of infectious agent in an anesthetized animal is far different from exposure , through natural respiration , to aerosolized organisms .

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[ noun ] (biology) bodily process whereby oxygen in the blood is absorbed by the cells of the body and carbon dioxide is absorbed by the blood as a waste product to be transported to the lungs

Related terms

metabolism respire

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[ noun ] (biology) the bodily processes involved in exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between an organism and the environment
4
[ noun ] (biology) a single complete act of breathing in and out

Examples

"thirty respirations per minute"

Related terms

bodily_process

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