[ an-ok-see-uh, uh-nok- ]
/ ænˈɒk si ə, əˈnɒk- /
Biology. the absence of oxygen, as in an organic environment: the simulation of aquatic anoxia in the laboratory.
Pathology. the absence or near absence of oxygen in the body tissues; severe hypoxia: Metabolism came to an irreversible standstill during prolonged anoxia.Compare hypoxia (def. 2).
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OTHER WORDS FROM anoxiaan·ox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for anoxia
/ (ænˈɒksɪə) /
lack or absence of oxygen
a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organsCompare hypoxia
Derived forms of anoxiaanoxic, adjective
Word Origin for anoxia
C20: from an- + ox (ygen) + -ia
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Medical definitions for anoxia
[ ăn-ŏk′sē-ə, ə-nŏk′- ]
The absence or reduced supply of oxygen in inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues.
Other words from anoxiaan•ox′ic adj.
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