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British Dictionary definitions for dyspnoea

dyspnoea

US dyspnea

noun
  1. difficulty in breathing or in catching the breathCompare eupnoea
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Derived Formsdyspnoeal, dyspnoeic, US dyspneal or dyspneic, adjective

Word Origin

C17: via Latin from Greek duspnoia, from dys- + pnoē breath, from pnein to breathe
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