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vital

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adjective vi·tal \ˈvīt-əl\

Medical Definition of vital

  1. 1a:  existing as a manifestation of lifeb:  concerned with or necessary to the maintenance of life <vital organs> <blood and other vital fluids>

  2. 2:  characteristic of life or living beings <vital activities>

  3. 3:  recording data relating to lives <vital records>

  4. 4:  of, relating to, or constituting the staining of living tissues

vitally \-əl-ē\play adverb




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