tachypnea

or tach·yp·noe·a

[ tak-ip-nee-uh, tak-i-nee-uh ]
/ ˌtæk ɪpˈni ə, ˌtæk ɪˈni ə /

noun Medicine/Medical.

excessively rapid respiration.

Nearby words

  1. tachymeter,
  2. tachymetry,
  3. tachyon,
  4. tachyphagia,
  5. tachyphylaxis,
  6. tachypnoea,
  7. tachyrhythmia,
  8. tachysterol,
  9. tachytelic,
  10. tacit

Origin of tachypnea

First recorded in 1895–1900; tachy- + -pnea

Related formstach·yp·ne·ic, adjective

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Medicine definitions for tachypneic

tachypnea

[ tăk′ĭp-nēə, tăk′ĭ-nēə ]

n.

Rapid breathing.polypnea

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