-pnea

-pnea
or -pnoea
aff. a combining form meaning “breath, respiration,” used esp. to form nouns denoting a kind of breathing or condition of the respiratory system, as specified by the initial element:
dyspnea; hyperpnea[/ex]
Etymology: < Gk -pnoia, akin to pneîn to breathe

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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