pyaemia

[pahy-ee-mee-uh]
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noun Pathology.


Related formspy·ae·mic, adjective

pyemia

or py·ae·mi·a

[pahy-ee-mee-uh]

noun Pathology.

a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.

Origin of pyemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at py-, -emia
Related formspy·e·mic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyaemia

pyaemia

pyemia

noun

blood poisoning characterized by pus-forming microorganisms in the blood
Derived Formspyaemic or pyemic, adjective

Word Origin for pyaemia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek puon pus + haima blood
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Medicine definitions for pyaemia

pyemia

[pī-ēmē-ə]

n.

Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.pyohemia
Related formspy•emic adj.
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