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septicaemia

US septicemia

/ (ˌsɛptɪˈsiːmɪə) /
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noun
a condition caused by pus-forming microorganisms in the bloodNontechnical name: blood poisoning See also bacteraemia, pyaemia
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Derived forms of septicaemia

septicaemic or US septicemic, adjective

Word Origin for septicaemia

C19: from New Latin, from Greek sēptik (os) septic + -aemia
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