[an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok-]
an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues; hypoxia.
the mental and physical disturbances that occur as a result of hypoxia.

1930–35; an-1 + ox(ygen) + -ia

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anoxia (ænˈɒksɪə)
1.  lack or absence of oxygen
2.  Compare hypoxia a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organs
[C20: from an- + ox(ygen) + -ia]

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

an·ox'ic adj.
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Example sentences
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.
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