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pyemia

or py·ae·mi·a

[ pahy-ee-mee-uh ]
/ paɪˈi mi ə /
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noun Pathology.

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pyemia

py·e·mic, adjective
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Medical definitions for pyemia

pyemia
[ pī-ēmē-ə ]

n.

Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.pyohemia

Other words from pyemia

py•emic adj.
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