or an·ox·ae·mi·a



a deficiency of oxygen in the arterial blood.

Origin of anoxemia

First recorded in 1885–90; an-1 + ox(ygen) + -emia
Related formsan·ox·e·mic, an·ox·ae·mic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for anoxaemia


US anoxemia


a deficiency in the amount of oxygen in the arterial blood
Derived Formsanoxaemic or US anoxemic, adjective

Word Origin for anoxaemia

C19: from New Latin, from an- + ox (ygen) + -aemia
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anoxaemia in Medicine




An absence of oxygen in arterial blood.
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