Variant of respiration
- act or process of respiring; breathing; inhaling and exhaling air
- the processes by which a living organism or cell takes in oxygen from the air or water, distributes and utilizes it in oxidation, and gives off products of oxidation, esp. carbon dioxide
- an analogous process in anaerobic organisms involving some substance other than free oxygen
Origin: ME respiracioun < L respiratio < respiratus, pp.
- respirational adjective
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