Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormal reduction in the oxygen content of the blood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Deficiency of oxygen in the blood. Also anoxyhemia, anoxyhœmia.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of anoxaemia.

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  • noun abnormally low oxygen content in arterial blood

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[an– + ox(o)– + –emia.]

Examples

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  • "One physician gave hydrogen peroxide intravenously to twenty-five patients in severe pulmonary distress, believing that it would get oxygen into the blood. Thirteen recovered; twelve died. This physician, too, claimed success: 'The anoxemia was often markedly benefited, and the toxemia appeared to be overcome in many cases.'"

    —John M. Barry, The Great Influenza (NY: Penguin Books, 2004), 353

    February 17, 2009

  • Yikes!

    February 18, 2009