anatomical dead space

noun

: the dead space in that portion of the respiratory system which is external to the alveoli and includes the air-conveying ducts from the nostrils to the terminal bronchioles compare physiological dead space

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“Anatomical dead space.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anatomical%20dead%20space. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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