external respiration

noun

Definition of external respiration

: exchange of gases between the external environment and a distributing system of the animal body (such as the lungs of higher vertebrates or the tracheal tubes of insects) or between the alveoli of the lungs and the blood — compare internal respiration

First Known Use of external respiration

1940, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about external respiration

Statistics for external respiration

Time Traveler for external respiration

The first known use of external respiration was in 1940

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for external respiration

external respiration

noun

Medical Definition of external respiration

: exchange of gases between the external environment and a distributing system of the animal body (as the lungs of higher vertebrates or the tracheal tubes of insects) or between the alveoli of the lungs and the blood — compare internal respiration

Comments on external respiration

What made you want to look up external respiration? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an agreement to stop fighting a war

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Confusing Words—A Quiz

  • alice with tweedle dee and tweedle dum
  • I invented a brand new toaster robot and ______ it "Sir Toasts-a-Lot."
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!