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ap·ne·aalso ap·noe·a (ăp′nē-ə, ăp-nē′ə)
Temporary absence or voluntary cessation of breathing.
[New Latin apnoea, from Greek apnoia : a-, without; see a-1 + pnoiā, -pnoia, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in Indo-European roots).]
ap·ne′ic adj. & n.
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(Pathology) a temporary inability to breathe
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek apnoia, from a-1 + pnein to breathe]
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a temporary interruption in breathing. — apneal, apneic, apnoeal, apnoeic, adj.See also: Disease and Illness
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