vital capacity


vital capacity

noun

Definition of VITAL CAPACITY

:  the breathing capacity of the lungs expressed as the number of cubic inches or cubic centimeters of air that can be forcibly exhaled after a full inspiration

First Known Use of VITAL CAPACITY

1852

vital capacity

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of VITAL CAPACITY

: the breathing capacity of the lungs expressed as the number of cubic inches or cubic centimeters of air that can be forcibly exhaled after a full inspiration

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