apnoea /apˈniːə / ‹US› apnea

a

I. noun [ mass noun]

1.
[Medicine] temporary cessation of breathing, especially during sleep

thousands suffer from sleep apnoea.
II. derivatives

apnoeic /apˈniːɪk /
adjective


– origin early 18th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek apnoia, from apnous ‘breathless’.

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