-pnea

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-pnea

 
word element [Gr.], respiration; breathing. adj., adj -pne´ic.

-pnea

In the diphthong pn, the p is silent only at the beginning of a word. Although the classically correct pronunciation of this word element is -pne'a, in the U.S. the accent is often placed on the third-to-last syllable of a word ending in -pnea.
Breath, respiration.
[G. pneō, to breathe]

-pnea

Combining form denoting breath, respiration.
[G. pneō, to breathe]