pyemia

pyemia

[pahy-ee-mee-uh]
noun Pathology.
a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
Also, pyaemia.


Origin:
1855–60; < Neo-Latin; see py-, -emia

pyemic, adjective
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pyaemia or pyemia (paɪˈiːmɪə)
 
n
blood poisoning characterized by pus-forming microorganisms in the blood
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + haima blood]
 
pyemia or pyemia
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + haima blood]
 
py'aemic or pyemia
 
adj
 
py'emic or pyemia
 
adj

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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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