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bacteremia

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noun bac·ter·emia \ˌbak-tə-ˈrē-mē-ə\

Definition of bacteremia

  1. :  the usually transient presence of bacteria in the blood

bac·ter·emic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of bacteremia

New Latin, alteration of bacteriemia, from bacteri- + -emia


First Known Use: circa 1890


Medical Dictionary

bacteremia

noun bac·ter·emia

Medical Definition of bacteremia

  1. :  the usually transient presence of bacteria in the blood

  2. bac·ter·emic or chiefly British bac·ter·ae·mic \-mik\play adjective



Variants of bacteremia

or chiefly British bac·ter·ae·mia \ˌbak-tə-ˈrē-mē-ə\play

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