blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.
Origin of toxemia
First recorded in 1855–60; tox-
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Derived Formstoxaemic or US toxemic, adjective
a condition characterized by the presence of bacterial toxins in the blood
the condition in pregnancy of pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
Word Origin for toxaemia
C19: from tox- + -aemia
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Word Origin and History for toxaemia
also toxaemia, 1860, from toxo- (before vowels tox-, comb. form of Greek toxon (see toxic) + Greek haima "blood" (see -emia).
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Related formstox•e′mic (-mĭk) adj.
A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease.blood poisoning
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A condition in which the blood contains bacterial toxins disseminated from a local source of infection or metabolic toxins resulting from organ failure or other disease. Also called blood poisoning
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