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dead space

dead space in Medicine

dead space n.

  1. An actual or potential cavity remaining after the closure of an incision and not obliterated by operative technique.

  2. Anatomical dead space.

  3. Physiological dead space.

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  • I'm going to get on the teleceiver and tell Connel that if he doesn't blast away from here right now, you're a dead space Cadet!

    Danger in Deep Space Carey Rockwell

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