anoxic


noun

  1. an abnormally low amount of oxygen in the body tissues; hypoxia.
  2. the mental and physical disturbances that occur as a result of hypoxia.

noun

  1. lack or absence of oxygen
  2. a deficiency of oxygen in tissues and organsCompare hypoxia
adj.

1920, Modern Latin, from Greek an-, privative prefix, “not, without” (see an- (1)) + first two letters of oxygen + -ic. Anoxia “oxygen deficiency” is attested from 1931.

n.

  1. The absence or reduced supply of oxygen in inspired gases, arterial blood, or tissues.

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