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noun Pathology.
  1. pyemia.
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Related formspy·ae·mic, adjective


or py·ae·mi·a

noun Pathology.
  1. a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs.
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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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Examples from the Web for pyaemia

Historical Examples of pyaemia

  • An' what 'ud they be, then, if it wasn't the bacillus of pyaemia?

    Hilda Wade

    Grant Allen

  • The danger from blood-poisoning, pyaemia, or the like, was surmounted.

  • Such terrible scourges as pyaemia and hospital gangrene were rife in all of them.

    Victorian Worthies

    George Henry Blore

  • Acute inflammatory conditions may be secondary to zymotic diseases such as diphtheria, pyaemia, typhus fever and others.

British Dictionary definitions for pyaemia



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

Word Origin for pyaemia

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


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