hypoxemia

or hy·pox·i·a

[ hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pɒkˈsi mi ə or haɪˈpɒk si ə /

noun Pathology.

inadequate oxygenation of the blood.

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Origin of hypoxemia

First recorded in 1885–90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia

OTHER WORDS FROM hypoxemia

hy·pox·e·mic, hy·pox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoxia

hypoxia
/ (haɪˈpɒksɪə) /

noun

deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues

Derived forms of hypoxia

hypoxic (haɪˈpɒksɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hypoxia

C20: from hypo- + oxy- ² + -ia
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Medical definitions for hypoxia (1 of 2)

hypoxia
[ hī-pŏksē-ə, hĭ- ]

n.

Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.

Other words from hypoxia

hy•poxic adj.

Medical definitions for hypoxia (2 of 2)

hypoxemia
[ hī′pŏk-sēmē-ə ]

n.

Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.

Other words from hypoxemia

hy′pox•emic adj.
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