bacteremia

noun
bac·​ter·​emia | \ ˌbak-tə-ˈrē-mē-ə How to pronounce bacteremia (audio) \

Definition of bacteremia

: the usually transient presence of bacteria in the blood

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Other Words from bacteremia

bacteremic \ ˌbak-​tə-​ˈrē-​mik How to pronounce bacteremic (audio) \ adjective

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Shortly after birth, the baby showed signs of respiratory distress, was admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit, and was found to have a life-threatening blood infection—diagnosed as late-onset group B Streptococcus agalactiae (GBS) bacteremia. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "CDC warns against eating placenta—in case you needed another reason," 30 June 2017

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First Known Use of bacteremia

1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bacteremia

New Latin, alteration of bacteriemia, from bacteri- + -emia

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bacteremia

noun
bac·​ter·​emia
variants: or chiefly British bacteraemia \ ˌbak-​tə-​ˈrē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce bacteraemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of bacteremia

: the usually transient presence of bacteria in the blood

Other Words from bacteremia

bacteremic or chiefly British bacteraemic \ -​mik How to pronounce bacteraemic (audio) \ adjective

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