hypercapnia

noun
hy·​per·​cap·​nia | \ˌhī-pər-ˈkap-nē-ə \

Definition of hypercapnia 

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

Other Words from hypercapnia

hypercapnic \ˌhī-​pər-​ˈkap-​nik \ 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

noun
hy·​per·​cap·​nia | \-ˈkap-nē-ə \

Medical Definition of hypercapnia 

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

Other Words from hypercapnia

hypercapnic \-​nik \ adjective

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