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



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