[ hahy-pok-see-uh ]
/ haɪˈpɒk si ə /
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Biology. a very low level of oxygen, as in an organic environment: The fish have developed a tolerance to the hypoxia of the swamp.
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OTHER WORDS FROM hypoxiahy·pox·ic, adjective
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Example sentences 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 forms of hypoxiahypoxic (haɪˈpɒksɪk), adjective
Word Origin for hypoxia
C20: from hypo- + oxy- ² + -ia
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Medical definitions for hypoxia
[ hī-pŏk′sē-ə, hĭ- ]
Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.
Other words from hypoxiahy•pox′ic adj.
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