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

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1852, in the meaning defined above

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vital capacity

noun

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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