Today's Word of the Day means...
vital vi·tal (vīt'l)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of life.
Necessary to the continuation of life.
Used or done on a living cell or tissue, as in staining.
Destructive to life; fatal, as of an injury.
vitals vi·tals (vīt'lz)
The vital body organs.
The parts that are essential to continued functioning, as of a system.