a combining form meaning “breath, respiration,” used in the formation of compound words that denote a kind of breathing or condition of the respiratory system, as specified by the initial element: dyspnea; hyperpnea.
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Origin of -pnea
<Greek -pnoia, akin to pneîn to breathe; cf. pneuma
Words nearby -pnea
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Medical definitions for -pnea
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