noun dys·pnea \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\

Definition of DYSPNEA

:  difficult or labored respiration
dys·pne·ic \-nē-ik\ adjective

Origin of DYSPNEA

Latin dyspnoea, from Greek dyspnoia, from dyspnoos short of breath, from dys- + pnein to breathe — more at sneeze
First Known Use: circa 1681

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noun dys·pnea

Medical Definition of DYSPNEA

:  difficult or labored respiration—compare eupnea
dys·pne·ic or chiefly British dys·pnoe·ic \-nē-ik\ adjective

Variants of DYSPNEA

dys·pnea or chiefly British dys·pnoea \ˈdis(p)-nē-ə\


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