pyemia

noun py·emia \ pī-ˈē-mē-ə \

Definition of pyemia

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

Origin and Etymology of pyemia

New Latin


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pyemia

noun py·emia
variants: or chiefly British pyaemia play \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

pyemic

or chiefly British pyaemic play \-mik\ adjective

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