midcapacity

noun

mid·​ca·​pac·​i·​ty -kə-ˈpas-ət-ē How to pronounce midcapacity (audio)
plural midcapacities
: the pulmonary volume when the lungs are in the state of contraction characteristic of the end of a normal quiet exhalation equal to the sum of the volumes occupied by the residual volume, supplemental air, and dead space

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“Midcapacity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/midcapacity. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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