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dysp·ne·a  audio  (dsp-n) KEY 

NOUN:
Difficulty in breathing, often associated with lung or heart disease and resulting in shortness of breath. Also called air hunger.

ETYMOLOGY:
Latin dyspnoea, from Greek duspnoia : dus-, dys- + pnoi, -pnoia, breathing; see pneu- in Indo-European roots

OTHER FORMS:
dysp·neic  (-nk) KEY (Adjective)


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