dead space noun
: the portion of the respiratory system which is external to the bronchioles and through which air must pass to reach the bronchioles and alveoli
First Known Use of DEAD SPACE
dead space noun (Medical Dictionary)
: a space (as that in the chest following excision of a lung) left in the body as the result of a surgical procedure
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