- blood poisoning caused by the toxins produced by bacterial putrefaction, as in gangrene.
Origin of sapremia
1885–90; sapr- + -emia
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Examples from the Web for sapremia
The symptoms of sapremia depend upon the amount of intoxication.
In sapremia the blood contains the toxins and dead saprophytic organisms.
In sapremia the causative condition is putrid material lodged like a foreign body in the tissues.
- Blood poisoning resulting from the absorption of the products of putrefaction.
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