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anoxia

[an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok-]
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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.
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Origin of anoxia

First recorded in 1930–35; an-1 + ox(ygen) + -ia
Related formsan·ox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anoxic

anoxia

noun
  1. lack or absence of oxygen
  2. a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organsCompare hypoxia
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Derived Formsanoxic, 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

(ăn-ŏksē-ə, ə-nŏk-)
n.
  1. The absence or reduced supply of oxygen in inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues.
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Related formsan•oxic adj.
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