relating to or marked by a severe deficiency of oxygen in tissues or organs
Pertains to noun: ↑anoxia
Derivationally related forms: ↑anoxia

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I. \(ˈ)a|näksik, əˈn-\ adjective
Etymology: New Latin anoxia + English -ic
1. : of, relating to, or marked by anoxia

a severe anoxic state

2. of anoxia : caused by inadequate oxygenation of the blood — see anoxemia
II. adjective
: greatly deficient in oxygen

anoxic water

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anoxˈic adjective
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Main Entry:anoxia

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  • Anoxic — An*ox ic ([a^]n*[o^]ks [i^]k), adj. [NL.; Gr. an priv. + oxygen.] 1. (Med.) of, pertaining to, or suffering from, anoxia. [PJC] 2. greatly deficient in, or totally lacking, oxygen. [PJC] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • anoxic — (adj.) 1920, Modern Latin, from Gk. an , privative prefix, not, without (see AN (Cf. an ) (1)) + first two letters of OXYGEN (Cf. oxygen) + IC (Cf. ic). Anoxia oxygen deficiency is attested from 1931 …   Etymology dictionary

  • anoxic — adjective Date: 1920 1. of, relating to, or affected with anoxia 2. greatly deficient in oxygen ; oxygenless < anoxic water > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • anoxic — (ě nok sik) Without oxygen present …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • anoxic — See anoxia. * * * …   Universalium

  • anoxic — adjective a) Suffering from a reduced supply of oxygen. b) Lacking oxygen. See Also: anoxia, hypoxic, normoxic, hyperoxic …   Wiktionary

  • anoxic — Denoting or characteristic of anoxia …   Medical dictionary

  • anoxic — adj. suffering from a deficiency of oxygen in tissues …   English contemporary dictionary

  • anoxic — an·ox·ic …   English syllables

  • Anoxic sea water — is sea water depleted of oxygen. It is generally found in areas with restricted water exchange. In most cases, oxygen is prevented from reaching the deeper parts of the sea area by a physical barrier (sill) as well as a pronounced density… …   Wikipedia

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