hy·perp·ne·a (hī′pərp-nēə, hī′pər-nēə)
Abnormally deep or rapid breathing.
[HYPER- + Greek pnoiā, -pnoia, breath, breathing (from pnein, to breathe; see pneu- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]
hy′perp·neic (-ĭk) adj.
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