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

hypercapnic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈkap-nik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of 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

hypercapnic

play \-nik\ adjective

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