Re*spir"a*to*ry (r?*sp?r"?*t?*r? ∨ r?s"p?*r?-), a. Physiol.

Of or pertaining to respiration; serving for respiration; as, the respiratory organs; respiratory nerves; the respiratory function; respiratory changes.

Respiratory foods. Physiol. See 2d Note under Food, n., 1. -- Respiratory tree Zool., the branched internal gill of certain holothurians.


© Webster 1913.

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