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hypoxemia

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noun hyp·ox·emia \ˌhi-ˌpäk-ˈsē-mē-ə, ˌhī-\

Definition of hypoxemia

  1. :  deficient oxygenation of the blood

hypoxemic

play \-mik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of hypoxemia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1886


Medical Dictionary

hypoxemia

noun hyp·ox·emia

Medical Definition of hypoxemia

  1. :  deficient oxygenation of the blood

hypoxemic

or chiefly British

hypoxaemic

\-mik\play adjective


Variants of hypoxemia

or chiefly British

hypoxaemia

\ˌhip-ˌäk-ˈsē-mē-ə, ˌhī-ˌpäk-\play play

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