internal respiration

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internal respiration n.
See tissue respiration.

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internal respiration

noun
the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs [syn: respiration
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