respiratory

adjective
res·​pi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ ˈres-p(ə-)rə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce respiratory (audio) , ri-ˈspī-rə- How to pronounce respiratory (audio) , -ˌtȯr- \

Medical Definition of respiratory

1 : of or relating to respiration respiratory function respiratory diseases
2 : serving for or functioning in respiration respiratory organs

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“Respiratory.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/respiratory. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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