internal respiration

noun

: an exchange of gases between the cells of the body and the blood by way of the fluid bathing the cells compare external respiration

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of internal respiration was circa 1890

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“Internal respiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/internal%20respiration. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

internal respiration

noun
: the exchange of gases (as oxygen and carbon dioxide) between the cells of the body and the blood by way of the fluid bathing the cells compare external respiration
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