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



BrE BrE//haɪˈpɒksiə//
; NAmE NAmE//haɪˈpɑːksiə//
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a condition in which not enough oxygen reaches the body’s tissues Word Origin 1940s: from hypo- (denoting an element in a low valency) + oxygen + -ia.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hypoxia