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respiratory

[ res-per-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, ri-spahyuhr-uh- ]
/ ˈrɛs pər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, rɪˈspaɪər ə- /
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adjective
pertaining to or serving for respiration: respiratory disease.
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Origin of respiratory

1780–90; <Late Latin respīrātōrius, equivalent to Latin respīrā(re) to respire + -tōrius-tory1
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British Dictionary definitions for respiratory

respiratory

rarely respirational (ˌrɛspəˈreɪʃənəl)

/ (ˈrɛspərətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective
of, relating to, or affecting respiration or the organs used in respiration
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