toxaemia

US toxemia

/ (tɒkˈsiːmɪə) /

noun

a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia

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Derived forms of toxaemia

toxaemic or US toxemic, adjective

Word Origin for toxaemia

C19: from tox- + -aemia
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