[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh]
- inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Origin of hypoxemia
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Examples from the Web for hypoxia
But by the time the turn was executed the flight crew could have succumbed to hypoxia.The Tripwire on Flight 370
March 17, 2014
Hypoxia or anoxia or lack of oxygen could affect his memory.Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
C20: from hypo- + oxy- ² + -ia
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Word Origin and History for hypoxia
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.
- Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
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