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septicemia

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noun sep·ti·ce·mia \ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Simple Definition of septicemia

  • medical : a dangerous infection of the blood

Full Definition of septicemia

  1. :  invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms and especially bacteria along with their toxins from a local seat of infection accompanied especially by chills, fever, and prostration —called also blood poisoning — compare sepsis

sep·ti·ce·mic play \-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

Origin of septicemia

New Latin, from Latin septicus + New Latin -emia


First Known Use: circa 1860

Rhymes with septicemia


Medical Dictionary

septicemia

noun sep·ti·ce·mia

Medical Definition of septicemia

  1. :  invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms (as bacteria, viruses, or fungi) from a focus of infection that is accompanied by acute systemic illness—called also blood poisoning; see pyemia; compare sepsis

  2. sep·ti·ce·mic or chiefly British sep·ti·cae·mic \-ˈsē-mik\play adjective



Variants of septicemia

or chiefly British sep·ti·cae·mia \ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\play


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