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septicemia

or sep·ti·cae·mi·a

[ sep-tuh-see-mee-uh ]
/ ˌsɛp təˈsi mi ə /
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noun Pathology.
the invasion and persistence of pathogenic bacteria in the blood-stream.
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Origin of septicemia

From New Latin, dating back to 1865–70; see origin at septic, -emia

OTHER WORDS FROM septicemia

sep·ti·ce·mic, sep·ti·cae·mic, adjective
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How to use septicemia in a sentence

Medical definitions for septicemia

septicemia
[ sĕp′tĭ-sēmē-ə ]

n.
A systemic disease caused by the multiplication of microorganisms in the blood.blood poisoning septic fever

Other words from septicemia

sep′ti•cemic (-mĭk) adj.
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