toxemia

noun tox·e·mia \ täk-ˈsē-mē-ə \

Definition of toxemia

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

toxemic

play \-mik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of toxemia

New Latin


TOXEMIA Defined for English Language Learners

toxemia

noun

Definition of toxemia for English Language Learners

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


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toxemia

noun tox·e·mia
variants: or chiefly British toxaemia play \täk-ˈsē-mē-ə\

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)

toxemic

or chiefly British toxaemic play \-mik\ adjective

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