expiratory

[ik-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

Origin of expiratory

First recorded in 1840–50; expirat(ion) + -ory1
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British Dictionary definitions for expiratory

expiratory

adjective
  1. relating to the expulsion of air from the lungs during respiration
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expiratory in Medicine

expiratory

[ĭk-spīrə-tôr′ē]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or involving the expiration of air from the lungs.
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