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acapnia

[uh-kap-nee-uh, ey-kap-] /əˈkæp ni ə, eɪˈkæp-/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
a deficiency of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < New Latin < Greek ákapn(os) smokeless (a- a-6 + kapnós smoke) + -ia -ia; New Latin sense from the fact that smoke contains carbon dioxide
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acapnial, adjective
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acapnial in Medicine

acapnia a·cap·ni·a (ā-kāp'nē-ə)
n.
A condition marked by the presence of less than the normal amount of carbon dioxide in the blood and tissues.

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