hypercapnia


hy·per·cap·nia

noun \-ˈkap-nē-ə\

Definition of HYPERCAPNIA

:  the presence of excessive amounts of carbon dioxide in the blood
hy·per·cap·nic \-nik\ adjective

Origin of HYPERCAPNIA

New Latin, from hyper- + Greek kapnos smoke; probably akin to Lithuanian kvapas breath
First Known Use: 1908

hy·per·cap·nia

noun \-ˈkap-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERCAPNIA

: the presence of an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood
hy·per·cap·nic \-nik\ adjective

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