Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun internal_respiration

1 sense of internal respiration

Sense 1
respiration, internal respiration, cellular respiration -- (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)
       => metabolism, metabolic process -- (the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life)

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