apnea

[ ap-nee-uh, ap-nee-uh ]SEE DEFINITION OF apnea
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WORD ORIGIN

"suspension of breathing," also apnoea, 1719, Modern Latin, from Greek apnoia "absence of respiration," from apnos "without breathing," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + pnein "to breathe" (see pneuma).

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