external respiration

n.

The exchange of respiratory gases in the lungs.

Nearby words

  1. external ophthalmopathy,
  2. external ophthalmoplegia,
  3. external phase,
  4. external pudendal vein,
  5. external relation,
  6. external spermatic artery,
  7. external sphincter muscle of anus,
  8. external traction,
  9. external urethral opening,
  10. external urethrotomy


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.