expiratory

adjective ex·pi·ra·to·ry \ ik-ˈspī-rə-ˌtȯr-ē , 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

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expiratory

adjective ex·pi·ra·to·ry \ ik-ˈspī-rə-ˌtōr-ē , ek- , -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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