hypercapnia

noun
hy·​per·​cap·​nia | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈkap-nē-ə How to pronounce hypercapnia (audio) \

Definition of hypercapnia

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

Other Words from hypercapnia

hypercapnic \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈkap-​nik How to pronounce hypercapnic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of hypercapnia

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hypercapnia

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

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“Hypercapnia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypercapnia. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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hypercapnia

noun
hy·​per·​cap·​nia | \ -ˈkap-nē-ə How to pronounce hypercapnia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypercapnia

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

Other Words from hypercapnia

hypercapnic \ -​nik How to pronounce hypercapnic (audio) \ adjective

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