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anoxia

[an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok-] /ænˈɒk si ə, əˈnɒk-/
noun
1.
an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues; hypoxia.
2.
the mental and physical disturbances that occur as a result of hypoxia.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; an-1 + ox(ygen) + -ia
Related forms
anoxic, adjective
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Examples from the web for anoxia
  • But hypoxia and anoxia-no oxygen- occur naturally in some ocean environments.
  • We attribute part of her cognitive decline to the effects of anoxia and hypothermia, but the manifestations of dementia are clear.
British Dictionary definitions for anoxia

anoxia

/ænˈɒksɪə/
noun
1.
lack or absence of oxygen
2.
a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organs Compare hypoxia
Derived Forms
anoxic, adjective
Word Origin
C20: from an- + ox(ygen) + -ia
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anoxia in Medicine

anoxia an·ox·i·a (ān-ŏk'sē-ə, ə-nŏk'-)
n.
The absence or reduced supply of oxygen in inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues.


an·ox'ic adj.
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