- an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues; hypoxia.
- the mental and physical disturbances that occur as a result of hypoxia.
Origin of anoxia
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There they encountered the larvae of the Cetonia, the Oryctes, the Anoxia, succulent morsels on which to rear their families.
Employing our feeble energies in turns, we dig a trench in the sand where I hope to find the Anoxia.
I told myself: When I can't read the numbers any more I'll know my vision is blurring from the beginning of anoxia.Last Resort
What must have happened is that the suit ran out of oxygen, and I lost consciousness due to anoxia.Accidental Death
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
- lack or absence of oxygen
- a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organsCompare hypoxia
C20: from an- + ox (ygen) + -ia
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- The absence or reduced supply of oxygen in inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues.
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