verb (used without object), air-breathed [air-breeth d] /ˈɛərˌbriðd/, air-breath·ing.
Examples from the Web for air-breathing
Air-breathing in fishes was originally performed by the unchanged walls of the œsophagus perhaps at specially vascular localities.A Guide to the Study of Fishes, Volume 1 (of 2)|David Starr Jordan
The sea otter is among the swiftest swimmers of the mammals, but no air-breathing creature can compete in speed with a shark.Wild Folk|Samuel Scoville
Slab of sandstone from the coal-measures of Pennsylvania, with footprints of air-breathing reptile and casts of cracks.A Manual of Elementary Geology|Charles Lyell.
Again, the air-tubes or tracheæ of insects are, like the trachea and bronchi of many Vertebrates, air-breathing organs.Form and Function|E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell
Man, in common with all air-breathing animals, has two nasal cavities.A Practical Physiology|Albert F. Blaisdell