HyperDic: internal_respiration

English > 1 sense of the expression internal respiration:
NOUNactinternal respiration, respiration, cellular respirationthe metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules
English > internal respiration: 1 sense > noun 1, act
MeaningThe 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.
Synonymsrespiration, cellular respiration
Broadermetabolism, metabolic processThe organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life
Spanishrespiración celular, respiración interna
Catalanrespiració interna

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