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toxemia

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noun tox·e·mia \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\

Simple Definition of toxemia

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of toxemia

  1. 1 :  an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood

  2. 2 :  preeclampsia

toxemic play \-mik\ adjective

Origin of toxemia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1860

Rhymes with toxemia


Medical Dictionary

toxemia

noun tox·e·mia

Medical Definition of toxemia

  1. :  an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood: asa:  a generalized intoxication due to absorption and systemic dissemination of bacterial toxins from a focus of infectionb:  intoxication due to dissemination of toxic substances (as some by-products of protein metabolism) that cause functional or organic disturbances (as in the kidneys)

toxemic or chiefly British toxaemic \-mik\play adjective


Variants of toxemia

or chiefly British toxaemia \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\play

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  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "toxemia"


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