respiratory

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From respire +‎ -atory.

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respiratory (not comparable)

  1. (relational) Relating to respiration or the organs of respiration; breathing.
    • 2013 May–June, J. Z. Salvail; G. A. Wright; M. Kleinewietfeld; C. Wu; N. Yosef; J. L. Hood; A. P. Jallouk; N. Campbell; L. Ratner; S. A. Wickline; A. D. Luis, “In the News”, in American Scientist[1], volume 101, number 3, page 193:
      Bats host many high-profile viruses that can infect humans, including severe acute respiratory syndrome and Ebola. A recent study explored the ecological variables that may contribute to bats’ propensity to harbor such zoonotic diseases by comparing them with another order of common reservoir hosts: rodents.

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