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Of, relating to, or involving the expiration of air from the lungs.


(ɪkˈspaɪərətərɪ; -trɪ)
(Physiology) relating to the expulsion of air from the lungs during respiration


(ɪkˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs.
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Adj.1.expiratory - of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration


adj espiratorio
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Removal of the expiratory hose line that led to the bellows and occluding the expiratory port at end-expiration to stop expiratory flow caused the needle gauge of airway pressure to jump abruptly to 23 cmH20.