noun Pathology.

the presence of bacteria in the blood.

Nearby words

  1. baconism,
  2. bacs,
  3. bact.,
  4. bacter-,
  5. bacteraemia,
  6. bacteri-,
  7. bacteria,
  8. bacteria bed,
  9. bacterial,
  10. bacterial canker

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




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

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