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[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Origin of hypoxemia
1885-90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia
Related forms
hypoxemic, hypoxic, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for hypoxic
  • Dead zones are low-oxygen, or hypoxic, areas in the world's oceans and lakes.
  • Sea water that is both deep and still, such as at the bottoms of some fjords, tends to be hypoxic or anoxic.
hypoxic in Medicine

hypoxemia hy·pox·e·mi·a (hī'pŏk-sē'mē-ə)
Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.

hy'pox·e'mic adj.
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