|physiol the volume of air that can be exhaled from the lungs after the deepest possible breath has been taken: a measure of lung function|
vital capacity n.
The amount of air that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs following breathing in as deeply as possible. Also called respiratory capacity.
|vital capacity (vīt'l) Pronunciation Key
The maximum amount of air that can be expelled from the lungs after breathing in as deeply as possible.