The definition of hypoxia is a medical condition where not enough oxygen is getting into the body.
An example of hypoxia is a potentially fatal condition when not enough oxygen is being used in the body tissues.
an abnormal condition resulting from a decrease in the oxygen supplied to or utilized by bodily tissue
Origin of hypoxiaModL: see hypo- and oxy- and -ia
- Deficiency in the amount of oxygen reaching body tissues.
- Depletion of dissolved oxygen in aquatic environments to levels that are detrimental or fatal to aerobic organisms, often caused by eutrophication.
(countable and uncountable, plural hypoxias)