Expiratory
Expiratory Ex*pir"a*to*ry, a. (Physiol.) Pertaining to, or employed in, the expiration or emission of air from the lungs; as, the expiratory muscles. [1913 Webster]

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  • expiratory — [ek spī′rə tôr΄ē, ekspī′ər ətôr′ē; ikspī′rə tôr′ē, ikspī′ər ə tôr′ē] adj. of expiration; relating to breathing out air from the lungs …   English World dictionary

  • expiratory — Relating to expiration. * * * ex·pi·ra·to·ry ik spī rə .tōr ē, ek , .tȯr ; ek sp(ə )rə adj of, relating to, or employed in the expiration of air from the lungs <expiratory muscles> <an expiratory cough> * * * ex·pi·ra·to·ry (ek… …   Medical dictionary

  • expiratory — expire ► VERB 1) (of a document or agreement) come to the end of the period of validity. 2) (of a period of time) come to an end. 3) (of a person) die. 4) technical exhale (air) from the lungs. DERIVATIVES expiration noun expiratory adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • expiratory — adjective Date: circa 1847 of, relating to, or employed in the expiration of air from the lungs …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • expiratory — См. espiratorio …   Пятиязычный словарь лингвистических терминов

  • expiratory — /ik spuyeur euh tawr ee, tohr ee/, adj. pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs. [1840 50; EXPIRAT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • expiratory — adjective Of or pertaining to expiration …   Wiktionary

  • expiratory — ex·pir·a·to·ry || ɪk spaɪərÉ™tÉ™rɪ adj. pertaining to breathing out air from the lungs …   English contemporary dictionary

  • expiratory — ex·pi·ra·to·ry …   English syllables

  • expiratory — ex•pir•a•to•ry [[t]ɪkˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. phl pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs • Etymology: 1840–50 …   From formal English to slang

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