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pyemia

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noun py·emia \pī-ˈē-mē-ə\

Definition of pyemia

  1. :  septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria and accompanied by multiple abscesses



Origin of pyemia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1850


Medical Dictionary

pyemia

noun py·emia

Medical Definition of pyemia

  1. :  septicemia accompanied by multiple abscesses and secondary toxemic symptoms and caused by pus-forming microorganisms (as the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus)—called also septicopyemia

pyemic or chiefly British pyaemic \-mik\play adjective


Variants of pyemia

or chiefly British pyaemia \pī-ˈē-mē-ə\play

Learn More about pyemia

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "pyemia" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "pyemia"


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