expiratory

adjective
ex·​pi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ ik-ˈspī-rə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce expiratory (audio) , ek-; ˈek-sp(ə-)rə- \

Definition of expiratory

: of, relating to, or employed in the expiration of air from the lungs

First Known Use of expiratory

circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expiratory was circa 1847

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“Expiratory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expiratory. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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expiratory

adjective
ex·​pi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ ik-ˈspī-rə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce expiratory (audio) , ek- How to pronounce expiratory (audio) , -ˌtȯr-; ˈek-sp(ə-)rə- \

Medical Definition of expiratory

: of, relating to, or employed in the expiration of air from the lungs expiratory muscles an expiratory cough

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