sapraemia

/ (sæˈpriːmɪə) /

noun

pathol blood poisoning caused by toxins of putrefactive bacteria

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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Derived forms of sapraemia

sapraemic, adjective

Word Origin for sapraemia

C19: New Latin, from sapro- + -emia
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