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tachypnea

[tak-ip-nee-uh, tak-i-nee-uh] /ˌtæk ɪpˈni ə, ˌtæk ɪˈni ə/
noun, Medicine/Medical
1.
excessively rapid respiration.
Also, tachypnoea.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; tachy- + -pnea
Related forms
tachypneic, adjective
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Word Origin and History for tachypneic

tachypnea

n.

"hysterical rapid breathing," 1896, from tachy- "swift" + -pnea, from pnein "to breathe" (see pneuma). Related: Tachypneic.

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tachypneic in Medicine

tachypnea tach·yp·ne·a (tāk'ĭp-nē'ə, tāk'ĭ-nē'ə)
n.
Rapid breathing. Also called polypnea.

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