septicemia

noun sep·ti·ce·mia \ ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə \

Definition of septicemia

:invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms and especially bacteria along with their toxins from a local seat of infection accompanied especially by chills, fever, and prostration called also blood poisoning; compare sepsis

septicemic

play \ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of septicemia

New Latin, from Latin septicus + New Latin -emia


SEPTICEMIA Defined for English Language Learners

septicemia

noun

Definition of septicemia for English Language Learners

  • medical : a dangerous infection of the blood


Medical Dictionary

septicemia

noun sep·ti·ce·mia
variants: or chiefly British septicaemia play \ˌsep-tə-ˈsē-mē-ə\

medical Definition of septicemia

:invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms (as bacteria, viruses, or fungi) from a focus of infection that is accompanied by acute systemic illness called also blood poisoning; see pyemia — compare sepsis

septicemic

or chiefly British septicaemic play \-ˈsē-mik\ adjective


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