pyemia

noun
py·​emia | \ pī-ˈē-mē-ə How to pronounce pyemia (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for pyemia

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“Pyemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyemia. Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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pyemia

noun
py·​emia
variants: or chiefly British pyaemia \ pī-​ˈē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce pyaemia (audio) \

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 How to pronounce pyaemic (audio) \ adjective

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