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English noun: respiratory system

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

Synonymssystema respiratorium

Broader (hypernym)system

Part holonymairway, respiratory organ, respiratory tract, trachea

Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

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