inspiratory

adjective in·spi·ra·to·ry \ in-ˈspī-rə-ˌtȯr-ē , ˈin(t)-sp(ə-)rə- \

Definition of inspiratory

: of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration

First Known Use of inspiratory

1773

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inspiratory

adjective in·spi·ra·to·ry \ in-ˈspī-rə-ˌtōr-ē , ˈin(t)-sp(ə-)rə- , -ˌtȯr- \

medical Definition of inspiratory

: of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration
  • inspiratory muscles
  • the inspiratory whoop of whooping cough

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