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Meaning of -pnea

-pnea

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a combining form meaning “breath, respiration,” used in the formation of compound words that denote a kind of breathing or condition of the respiratory system, as specified by the initial element: dyspnea; hyperpnea.
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