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- noun The amount of air that can be forcibly expelled from the lungs after breathing in as deeply as possible.
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- noun biology The
maximum volumeof air that can be discharged from the lungsfollowing maximum inspiration.
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- noun the maximum amount of air that can be exhaled after a maximum inhalation (usually tested with a spirometer); used to determine the condition of lung tissue
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