toxemia

noun
tox·​e·​mia | \ täk-ˈsē-mē-ə How to pronounce toxemia (audio) \

Definition of toxemia

1 : an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood

Other Words from toxemia

toxemic \ täk-​ˈsē-​mik How to pronounce toxemic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of toxemia

circa 1860, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toxemia

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“Toxemia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/toxemia. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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toxemia

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How to pronounce toxemia (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of toxemia

medical
: an infection that is caused by harmful bacteria in the blood

toxemia

noun
tox·​e·​mia
variants: or chiefly British toxaemia \ täk-​ˈsē-​mē-​ə How to pronounce toxaemia (audio) \

Medical Definition of toxemia

: an abnormal condition associated with the presence of toxic substances in the blood: as
a : a generalized intoxication due to absorption and systemic dissemination of bacterial toxins from a focus of infection
b : intoxication due to dissemination of toxic substances (as some by-products of protein metabolism) that cause functional or organic disturbances (as in the kidneys)

Other Words from toxemia

toxemic or chiefly British toxaemic \ -​mik How to pronounce toxaemic (audio) \ adjective

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