respiratory system
noun Date: 1888 a system of organs functioning in respiration and in humans consisting especially of the nose, nasal passages, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs

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  • Respiratory system — The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. * * * respiratory system n a system of organs functioning in respiration and consisting esp. of the nose, nasal passages, nasopharynx …   Medical dictionary

  • respiratory system — Anat. the system by which oxygen is taken into the body and an exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide takes place; in mammals the system includes the nasal passages, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. [1935 40] * * * Organ system involved in… …   Universalium

  • respiratory system — The organs that are involved in breathing. These include the nose, throat, larynx, trachea, bronchi, and lungs. Also called respiratory tract …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • respiratory system — noun The system of organs serving for respiration …   Wiktionary

  • respiratory system — res′piratory sys tem n. anat. the system of organs and tissues involved in drawing oxygen into the body and removing carbon dioxide: in mammals, includes the nasal cavity, pharynx, trachea, bronchi, lungs, and the diaphragm • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • respiratory system — the combination of organs and tissues associated with breathing. It includes the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, bronchi, bronchioles, and lungs and also the diaphragm and other muscles associated with breathing movements …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Respiratory system of the horse — In biology, the respiratory system of the horse is the means by which a horse circulates air around its internal organs.AnatomyThe respiratory system begins with the nares, commonly known as the nostrils, which can expand greatly during intense… …   Wikipedia

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