eupnea

noun

eup·​nea yüp-ˈnē-ə How to pronounce eupnea (audio)
variants or less commonly eupnoea
: normal respiration
eupneic adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek eupnoia, from eupnous breathing freely, from eu- + pnein to breathe — more at sneeze

First Known Use

circa 1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eupnea was circa 1706

Dictionary Entries Near eupnea

Cite this Entry

“Eupnea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eupnea. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

eupnea

noun
eup·​nea
variants or chiefly British eupnoea
: normal respiration compare dyspnea
eupneic adjective
or chiefly British eupnoeic
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