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pyemia

[pahy-ee-mee-uh] /paɪˈi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
Also, pyaemia.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin; see py-, -emia
Related forms
pyemic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyemia

pyaemia

/paɪˈiːmɪə/
noun
1.
blood poisoning characterized by pus-forming microorganisms in the blood
Derived Forms
pyaemic, pyemic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + haima blood
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pyemia in Medicine

pyemia py·e·mi·a (pī-ē'mē-ə)
n.
Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses. Also called pyohemia.


py·e'mic adj.
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