dyspnea

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Etymology[edit]

dys- +‎ -pnea, from Latin dyspnoea, from δύσπνοια(dúspnoia, bad breathing), compound of δυσ-(dus-, bad, unfortunate) and πνοή(pnoḗ, breeze).

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Noun[edit]

dyspnea ‎(countable and uncountable, plural dyspneas)

  1. (pathology) Difficult or labored respiration, shortness of breath.

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