hyperpnea

noun

: abnormally rapid or deep breathing
hyperpneic
ˌhī-pər-ˈnē-ik How to pronounce hyperpnea (audio)
-ˌpərp-ˈnē-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperpnea was circa 1860

Dictionary Entries Near hyperpnea

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

Medical Definition

hyperpnea

noun
hy·​per·​pnea
variants or chiefly British hyperpnoea
: abnormally rapid or deep breathing
hyperpneic adjective
or chiefly British hyperpnoeic
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