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Animal Structure and Function
Vocab word for Animal Structure and Function. 2011
tiny sacs of lung tissue specialized for the movement of gases between air and blood
two short branches located at the lower end of the trachea that carry air into the lungs.
small tubes that branch to form alveoli
Makes up the exoskeleton of arthropods
flow of water in the gill chamber of fish allows for respiration, water passes one way and blood flows the other
process by which molecules tend to move from an area where they are more concentrated to an area where they are less concentrated
fingerlike projection from a gill where respiratory gases enter and leave the blood
respiratory organ of aquatic animals that breathe oxygen dissolved in water
in fish, the skeletal-supporting structure of a gill
breathing, transport of gases, and exchange of gases with tissue cells; Provides O2 for cellular respiration and removes its waste product, CO2
a protein containing iron, found in red blood cells, which carries oxygen
where gas exchange occurs, with countercurrent flow between blood and water
either of two saclike respiratory organs in the chest of vertebrates
allowing (especially liquids) to pass or diffuse through
the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moelcules
breathing tubes of insects located on abdomen
Tubes that bring gases in from the outside, in a series on each side of the body of an insect
membranous tube with cartilaginous rings that conveys inhaled air from the larynx to the bronchi
In insects, narrow tubes branching from trachea and making direct contact with cells to facilitate gas exchange.
the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation