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noun Pathology.

invasion of the blood by toxic matter or microorganisms, characterized by chills, sweating, fever, and prostration; toxemia; septicemia; pyemia.

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Origin of blood poisoning

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for blood poisoning

blood poisoning

noun

a nontechnical term for septicaemia
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Medical definitions for blood poisoning

blood poisoning

n.

septicemia
toxemia
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Scientific definitions for blood poisoning

blood poisoning

See toxemia.
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