anoxia

noun an·ox·ia \ a-ˈnäk-sē-ə \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of anoxia

1 : hypoxia especially of such severity as to result in permanent damage
2 : the absence of dissolved oxygen in a body of water
  • Anoxia (zero milligrams 02 per liter) is not only deadly for biota, but is also a condition that initiates different microbial and geochemical reactions.
  • —Nathan Hawley

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Origin and Etymology of anoxia

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anoxia

noun an·ox·ia \ ə-ˈnäk-sē-ə, a- \

medical Definition of anoxia

: hypoxia especially of such severity as to result in permanent damage

anoxic

play \-sik\ adjective

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