hypoxia

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hypo- (under) +‎ oxygen +‎ -ia

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hypoxia (countable and uncountable, plural hypoxias)

  1. (pathology) A condition in which tissues (especially the blood) are deprived of an adequate supply of oxygen; anoxia [from 1940s]
  2. A reduced concentration of dissolved oxygen in an aquatic environment.

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