[ 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

Related forms

a·cap·ni·al, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for acapnia


[ ā-kăpnē-ə ]


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