noun Hy·pox·is \hīˈpäksə̇s, hə̇ˈ-\

Definition of Hypoxis

  1. :  a genus of small scapose herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) having numerous hairy linear leaves from a corm or short rootstock and umbellate yellow flowers with 6-parted perianth — see star grass 1

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Origin and Etymology of hypoxis

New Latin, irregular from hypo- + Greek oxys sharp — more at oxy-

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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