[res-per-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ri-spahyuh r-uh-]
- pertaining to or serving for respiration: respiratory disease.
Origin of respiratory
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Examples from the Web for respiratory
Within six days, however, the infant was admitted to a pediatric hospital with diarrhea, bluish skin, and respiratory failure.Are Water Births Toxic to Babies?
December 12, 2014
An average of 200,000 will be sent to the hospital for respiratory and heart conditions illnesses associated with it.The Sham, Scaremongering Guide to Ebola
November 20, 2014
Adam Lausing, an infectious disease researcher at the University of Michigan, emphasized that Ebola is not a respiratory disease.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: October 19
October 19, 2014
This one, too, will go the way of all respiratory infections and sooner probably than later.Midwest's 'Mystery Virus' Is Scary but Not Deadly
September 8, 2014
The hospital found hypothermia, respiratory problems and assumed a head injury.'We Were Liars': Teens Confront Their Beautiful, Rich Family's Dark Secrets
August 7, 2014
I must return to this subject in connection with the respiratory function.Medical Essays
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
He then, with a stethoscope, ausculated the lungs, or listened to the respiratory sounds.Doctor Jones' Picnic
S. E. Chapman
It had respiratory organs—that was evident by its breathing.A Stable for Nightmares
J. Sheridan Le Fanu
It was a long time before my respiratory organs could be brought into play.Rattlin the Reefer
These are the openings into the tracheal or respiratory system.Insects and Diseases
Rennie W. Doane
rarely respirational (ˌrɛspəˈreɪʃənəl)
- of, relating to, or affecting respiration or the organs used in respiration
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Word Origin and History for respiratory
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of, relating to, used in, or affecting respiration.
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