One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1The amount of air remaining in the lungs after maximal forcible expiration.
2The contents remaining in an organ after its normal emptying (as blood in the heart, or urine in the bladder).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Jonathan Hutchinson (1828–1913), surgeon.
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