polypnea

noun

po·​lyp·​nea pä-ˈlip-nē-ə How to pronounce polypnea (audio)
pə-
: rapid or panting respiration

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

circa 1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polypnea was circa 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Polypnea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypnea. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

polypnea

noun
po·​lyp·​nea
variants or British polypnoea
: rapid or panting respiration
polypneic adjective
or British polypnoeic
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