Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: anoxæmia


Alternative forms[edit]


a- +‎ oxy- +‎ -aemia, from Ancient Greek: ἀν- (an-, absence of) with ὀξύς (oxús, sharp) and αἷμα (haîma, blood).


anoxaemia (usually uncountable, plural anoxaemias)

  1. (medicine) Critical lack of oxygen in blood; severe hypoxaemia.
    • 1881, Henry Power and Leonard W. Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences (Based on Maye's Lexicon), volume I:
      Anoxaemia [... is] a term introduced by Jourdanet to indicate the diminished quantity of oxygen contained in the blood of those living at high altitudes, where the tension of the oxygen in the surrounding air is considerably decreased.