[ hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə or haɪˈpɒk si ə /
inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
Related formshy·pox·e·mic, hy·pox·ic, adjective
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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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for hypoxia
/ (haɪˈpɒksɪə) /
deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
Derived Formshypoxic (haɪˈpɒksɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hypoxia
C20: from hypo- + oxy- ² + -ia
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Medicine definitions for hypoxia (1 of 2)
[ hī-pŏk′sē-ə, hĭ- ]
Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.
Related formshy•pox′ic adj.
Medicine definitions for hypoxia (2 of 2)
[ hī′pŏk-sē′mē-ə ]
Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
Related formshy′pox•e′mic adj.
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