Medical Dictionary


noun sep·ti·ce·mia

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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