- aspherical surface,
- asphyxia livida,
- asphyxia neonatorum,
Origin of asphyxia
Examples from the Web for asphyxial
The second stage is termed the stage of collapse or the algide or asphyxial stage.
He was in the asphyxial stage, all animation suspended, no beat of pulse, apparently dead.The Wolf Cub|Patrick Casey
Word Origin for asphyxia
1706, "stoppage of pulse," from Modern Latin, from Greek asphyxia "stopping of the pulse," from a- "not" (see a- (3)) + sphyzein "to throb." The current sense of "suffocation" is from 1778, but it is a "curious infelicity of etymology" [OED] because victims of suffocation have a pulse for some time after breathing has stopped.