[ bak-tuh-ree-mee-uh ]
/ ˌbæk təˈri mi ə /

noun Pathology.

the presence of bacteria in the blood.

Origin of bacteremia

First recorded in 1885–90; bacter- + -emia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for bacteremia


[ băk′tə-rēmē-ə ]


The presence of bacteria in the blood.
Related formsbac′te•remic (-mĭk) adj.
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