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pertaining to or serving for respiration:
respiratory disease.
of, relating to, or affecting respiration or the organs used in respiration

respiratory res·pi·ra·to·ry (rěs’pər-ə-tôr’ē, rĭ-spīr’ə-)
Of, relating to, used in, or affecting respiration.


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