residual volume

noun

Medical Definition of residual volume

: the volume of air still remaining in the lungs after the most forcible expiration possible and amounting usually to 60 to 100 cubic inches (980 to 1640 cubic centimeters)

called also residual air

— compare supplemental air

Learn More About residual volume

Dictionary Entries Near residual volume

residual body

residual volume

residue

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Residual volume.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/residual%20volume. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Eponyms: Words Named After People

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!