dyspnea

noun
dys·​pnea | \ ˈdis(p)-nē-ə How to pronounce dyspnea (audio) \

Definition of dyspnea

: difficult or labored respiration

Other Words from dyspnea

dyspneic \ ˈdis(p)-​nē-​ik How to pronounce dyspneic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of dyspnea

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dyspnea

borrowed from Latin dyspnoea, borrowed from Greek dýspnoia, from dýspnoos, dýspnous "short of breath" (from dys- dys- + -pnoos, nominal ablaut derivative from the base of pnéō, pneîn "to breathe") + -ia -ia entry 1 — more at sneeze entry 1

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“Dyspnea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dyspnea. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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dyspnea

noun
dys·​pnea
variants: or chiefly British dyspnoea \ ˈdis(p)-​nē-​ə How to pronounce dyspnoea (audio) \

Medical Definition of dyspnea

: difficult or labored respiration — compare eupnea

Other Words from dyspnea

dyspneic or chiefly British dyspnoeic \ -​nē-​ik How to pronounce dyspnoeic (audio) \ adjective

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