external respiration

noun

Definition of external respiration

  1. :  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

1940

First Known Use of external respiration

1940


Medical Dictionary

external respiration

noun

Medical Definition of external respiration

  1. :  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


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