And some reptiles add a fourth function to the overworked cloacal repository–that of respiration as well.
The young man's white chest was quite uncovered, as if the cool night air would assist his respiration.
This apparatus combines the functions of locomotion and respiration.
The knowledge of the respiration of the insect is comparatively a modern scientific acquisition.
The pupils will thus discover the nature of the respiration of the fish.
By respiration the black venous blood is transformed into red arterial blood and regenerated.
The result is respiration or natural breathing, and, if not too late, life.
The respiration should be natural, easy and through the lungs.
And moderation, as it was justly said once, is the respiration of the philosopher.
The Frenchman's respiration was scarcely appreciable, yet after a time he opened his eyes and looked up wearily.
respiration res·pi·ra·tion (rěs'pə-rā'shən)
The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing. Also called ventilation.
The act or process by which an organism without lungs, such as a fish or plant, exchanges gases with its environment.
The oxidative process occurring within living cells by which the chemical energy of organic molecules is released in a series of metabolic steps involving the consumption of oxygen and the liberation of carbon dioxide and water.
Any of various analogous metabolic processes by which organisms, such as fungi, obtain energy from organic molecules.