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

Other Words from toxemia

toxemic \täk-​ˈsē-​mik \ 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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of toxemia

: 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 \

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 \ adjective

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