-pnea


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
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Medical definitions for -pnea

-pnea

suff.

Breath; respiration:dyspnea.
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