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hypoxemia

or hy·pox·i·a

[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. inadequate oxygenation of the blood.
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Origin of hypoxemia

First recorded in 1885–90; hyp- + ox(y)-2 + -emia
Related formshy·pox·e·mic, hy·pox·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypoxia

hypoxia

noun
  1. deficiency in the amount of oxygen delivered to the body tissues
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Derived Formshypoxic (haɪˈpɒksɪk), adjective

Word Origin for hypoxia

C20: from hypo- + oxy- ² + -ia
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Word Origin and History for hypoxia

n.

1941, from hypo- + oxygen. Related: Hypoxic.

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hypoxia in Medicine

hypoxia

(hī-pŏksē-ə, hĭ-)
n.
  1. Insufficient levels of oxygen in blood or tissue.
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Related formshy•poxic adj.

hypoxemia

(hī′pŏk-sēmē-ə)
n.
  1. Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
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Related formshy′pox•emic adj.
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