or hy·pox·i·a

[hahy-pok-see-mee-uh or hahy-pok-see-uh]

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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hypoxic in Medicine


  1. Insufficient oxygenation of arterial blood.
Related formshy′pox•emic adj.
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