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[uh-kap-nee-uh, ey-kap-] /əˈkæp ni ə, eɪˈkæp-/
noun, Medicine/Medical.
a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.
Origin of acapnia
1905-10; < New Latin < Greek ákapn(os) smokeless (a- a-6 + kapnós smoke) + -ia -ia; New Latin sense from the fact that smoke contains carbon dioxide
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acapnial, adjective Unabridged
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acapnia in Medicine

acapnia a·cap·ni·a (ā-kāp'nē-ə)
A condition marked by the presence of less than the normal amount of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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