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Term: whole organism respiratory gaseous exchange by respiratory system
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: whole organism
Synonyms: multi-cellular organism
Definition: Anatomical structure that is an individual member of Danio rerio.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0001094]
Name: respiratory gaseous exchange by respiratory system
Synonyms: breathing, respiration
Definition: The process of gaseous exchange between an organism and its environment. In plants, microorganisms, and many small animals, air or water makes direct contact with the organism's cells or tissue fluids, and the processes of diffusion supply the organism with dioxygen (O2) and remove carbon dioxide (CO2). In larger animals the efficiency of gaseous exchange is improved by specialized respiratory organs, such as lungs and gills, which are ventilated by breathing mechanisms.
Ontology: GO: Biological Process [GO:0007585]   QuickGO   AmiGO