hematogenous

adjective

he·​ma·​tog·​e·​nous ˌhē-mə-ˈtä-jə-nəs How to pronounce hematogenous (audio)
1
: producing blood
2
: involving, spread by, or arising in the blood
hematogenous spread of infection

Word History

First Known Use

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of hematogenous was in 1886

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Cite this Entry

“Hematogenous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hematogenous. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hematogenous

adjective
he·​ma·​tog·​e·​nous
variants or chiefly British haematogenous
1
: concerned with the production of blood or of one or more of its constituents
hematogenous functions of the liver
2
: taking place or spread by way of the blood
a hematogenous route of infection
hematogenous tuberculosis
hematogenously adverb
or chiefly British haematogenously
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