pyemia

noun

py·​emia pī-ˈē-mē-ə How to pronounce pyemia (audio)
: septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria and accompanied by multiple abscesses

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyemia was in 1850

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“Pyemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyemia. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

pyemia

noun
py·​emia
variants or chiefly British pyaemia
: septicemia accompanied by multiple abscesses and secondary toxemic symptoms and caused by pus-forming microorganisms (as the bacterium Staphylococcus aureus)

called also septicopyemia

pyemic adjective
or chiefly British pyaemic

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