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toxemia

[tok-see-mee-uh] /tɒkˈsi mi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
Also, toxaemia.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; tox- + -emia
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British Dictionary definitions for toxemia

toxaemia

/tɒkˈsiːmɪə/
noun
1.
a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
2.
the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
Derived Forms
toxaemic, (US) toxemic, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from tox- + -aemia
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Word Origin and History for toxemia
n.

also toxaemia, 1860, from toxo- (before vowels tox-, comb. form of Greek toxon (see toxic) + Greek haima "blood" (see -emia).

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toxemia in Medicine

toxemia tox·e·mi·a (tŏk-sē'mē-ə)
n.
A condition in which the blood contains toxins produced by body cells at a local source of infection or derived from the growth of microorganisms. Also called blood poisoning.

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toxemia in Science
toxemia
  (tŏk-sē'mē-ə)   
A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning.
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