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septicemia

noun sep·ti·ce·mia \ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

medical : a dangerous infection of the blood

Full Definition of SEPTICEMIA

:  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 \-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

Origin of SEPTICEMIA

New Latin, from Latin septicus + New Latin -emia
First Known Use: circa 1860

Rhymes with SEPTICEMIA

septicemia

noun sep·ti·ce·mia   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEPTICEMIA

:  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
sep·ti·ce·mic or chiefly British sep·ti·cae·mic \-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

Variants of SEPTICEMIA

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

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