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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does respiratory system mean? 

RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (noun)
  The noun RESPIRATORY SYSTEM has 1 sense:

1. the system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing

  Familiarity information: RESPIRATORY SYSTEM used as a noun is very rare.


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RESPIRATORY SYSTEM (noun)


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Meaning:

The system for taking in oxygen and giving off carbon dioxide; in terrestrial animals this is accomplished by breathing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

respiratory system; systema respiratorium

Hypernyms ("respiratory system" is a kind of...):

system (a group of physiologically or anatomically related organs or parts)

Meronyms (parts of "respiratory system"):

airway; respiratory tract (the passages through which air enters and leaves the body)

respiratory organ (any organ involved in the process of respiration)

trachea (one of the tubules forming the respiratory system of most insects and many arachnids)

Holonyms ("respiratory system" is a part of...):

body; organic structure; physical structure (the entire structure of an organism (especially an animal or human being))


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