a temporary suspension of breathing, occurring in some newborns (infant apnea) and in some adults during sleep (sleep apnea)
“suspension of breathing,” also apnoea, 1719, Modern Latin, from Greek apnoia “absence of respiration,” from apnos “without breathing,” from a- “not” (see a- (3)) + pnein “to breathe” (see pneuma).
apnea ap·ne·a (āp’nē-ə, āp-nē’ə)
Temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
ap·ne’ic adj. & n.
The temporary absence or cessation of breathing.
an active volcano in the S Philippines, on S Mindanao: highest peak in the Philippines. 9690 feet (2954 meters). a prefix occurring originally in loanwords from Greek, where it was joined to verbs, deverbal forms, and other parts of speech. Among its functions in Greek, apo-, has the spatial sense “away, off, apart” (apogee; apocope; […]
- Apo koinu
Greek, literally “in common.” Applied to sentences with one subject and two predicates; a formation rare in modern English, though it occurs more often in Old English. Cf. koine.
apoapsis apoapsis (āp’ō-āp’sĭs) Plural apoapsides (āp’ō-āp’sĭ-dēz’) The point at which an orbiting object is farthest away from the body it is orbiting. This point is sometimes given a name that is specific to the body being orbited. For example, the apoapsis of an object orbiting Earth is its apogee (from gaia, the Greek word for […]