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acapnia

[ uh-kap-nee-uh, ey-kap- ]
/ əˈkæp ni ə, eɪˈkæp- /
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noun Medicine/Medical.

a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.

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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

OTHER WORDS FROM acapnia

a·cap·ni·al, adjective
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Medical definitions for acapnia

acapnia
[ ā-kăpnē-ə ]

n.

A condition marked by the presence of less than the normal amount of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.
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