Definition of hypoxaemia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English)(North American English hypoxemia)noun
BrE BrE//ˌhaɪpɒkˈsiːmiə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhaɪpɑːkˈsiːmiə//
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a lower than normal amount of oxygen in the blood Word Origin late 19th cent.: from hypo- (denoting an element in a low valency) + oxygen + -aemia, relating to blood.