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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 of anoxia
1930-1935
1930-35; an-1 + ox(ygen) + -ia
Related forms
anoxic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anoxic

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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Word Origin and History for anoxic
adj.

1920, Modern Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix, "not, without" (see an- (1)) + first two letters of oxygen + -ic. Anoxia "oxygen deficiency" is attested from 1931.

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anoxic 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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