toxemia

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tox·e·mia

noun \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\

: an infection that is caused by harmful bacteria in the blood

Full Definition of TOXEMIA

1
:  an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood
2
tox·e·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of TOXEMIA

New Latin
First Known Use: circa 1860

Rhymes with TOXEMIA

tox·e·mia

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOXEMIA

: an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood: as a : a generalized intoxication due to absorption and systemic dissemination of bacterial toxins from a focus of infection b : intoxication due to dissemination of toxic substances (as some by-products of protein metabolism) that cause functional or organic disturbances (as in the kidneys)
tox·e·mic or chiefly British tox·ae·mic \-mik\ adjective

Variants of TOXEMIA

tox·e·mia or chiefly British tox·ae·mia \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\

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