pyemia

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noun py·emia \pī-ˈē-mē-ə\

Definition of pyemia

  1. :  septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria and accompanied by multiple abscesses

Origin and Etymology of pyemia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1850


Medical Dictionary

pyemia

noun py·emia
variants: or chiefly British

pyaemia

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Medical Definition of pyemia

  1. :  septicemia accompanied by multiple abscesses and secondary toxemic symptoms and caused by pus-forming microorganisms (as the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus)—called also septicopyemia

pyemic

or chiefly British

pyaemic

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