Definition of orthopnoeic in English:

orthopnoeic

Pronunciation /ˌɔːθɒpˈniːɪk/

adjective

(also orthopneic)
Medicine
  • Suffering from orthopnoea; of or relating to orthopnoea.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From classical Latin orthopnoicus, or its etymon ancient Greek ὀρθοπνοικός connected with orthopnoea, in Hellenistic Greek also a person suffering from orthopnoea from ὀρθόπνοια + -ικός. Compare French orthopnoïque affected with orthopnoea, relating to orthopnoea.