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hypercapnia

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noun hy·per·cap·nia \-ˈkap-nē-ə\

Definition of hypercapnia

  1. :  the presence of excessive amounts of carbon dioxide in the blood

hypercapnic

play \-nik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of hypercapnia

New Latin, from hyper- + Greek kapnos smoke; probably akin to Lithuanian kvapas breath


First Known Use: 1908


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hypercapnia

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noun hy·per·cap·nia \-ˈkap-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of hypercapnia

  1. :  the presence of an excess of carbon dioxide in the blood

hypercapnic

\-nik\play adjective



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