pyemia

noun
py·emia | \ pī-ˈē-mē-ə \

Definition of pyemia 

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

First Known Use of pyemia

1850, in the meaning defined above

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pyemia

noun
py·emia
variants: or chiefly British pyaemia \pī-ˈē-mē-ə \

Medical Definition of pyemia 

: septicemia accompanied by multiple abscesses and secondary toxemic symptoms and caused by pus-forming microorganisms (as the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus)

called also septicopyemia

Other words from pyemia

pyemic or chiefly British pyaemic \-mik \ adjective

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