- a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
Origin of pyemia
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An' what 'ud they be, then, if it wasn't the bacillus of pyaemia?Hilda Wade
The danger from blood-poisoning, pyaemia, or the like, was surmounted.A History of Epidemics in Britain, Volume II (of 2)
Such terrible scourges as pyaemia and hospital gangrene were rife in all of them.Victorian Worthies
George Henry Blore
Acute inflammatory conditions may be secondary to zymotic diseases such as diphtheria, pyaemia, typhus fever and others.
- blood poisoning characterized by pus-forming microorganisms in the blood
C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + haima blood
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- Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.pyohemia
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