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n. Abbr. RQ
The ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide released to the volume of oxygen consumed by a body tissue or an organism in a given period.
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(Biology) biology the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide expired to the volume of oxygen consumed by an organism, tissue, or cell in a given time
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the ratio of carbon dioxide released by the lungs to oxygen taken in during a given period.
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|Noun||1.||respiratory quotient - the ratio of the volume of carbon dioxide expired to the volume of oxygen consumed by an organism or cell in a given period of time|
ratio - the relative magnitudes of two quantities (usually expressed as a quotient)
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