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residual air

residual air in Medicine

residual air n.
See residual volume.

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  • It cleanses the residual air, the air that remains in the lungs after each respiration; and it does much more.

    The Voice Frank E. Miller
  • What remains in the lungs, amounting to about 100 cubic inches, is called the residual air.

    A Civic Biology George William Hunter
  • The residual air in the upper portions of the throat, mouth and nasal cavities is thrown into vibration.

  • The quantity that can under no circumstances be expelled (residual air) is about 100 cubic inches.

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