respiratory movement defined in 1951 yearrespiratory movement - respiratory movement;
respiratory movement - Movement of part of an animal by which the air or water from which the animal obtains oxygen and to which it gives off carbon dioxide is frequently renewed at the surfaces where this exchange of respiratory gases occurs (i.e. at the respiratory organ). There is great variety of respiratory organs among animals, and great variety of respiratory movement. E.g. breathing movements of chest and diaphragm in man and other mammals; telescopic movements of the abdomen of a wasp; baling of water past the gills in a lobster.
near respiratory movement in Knolik
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