toxemia

or tox·ae·mi·a

[ tok-see-mee-uh ]
/ tɒkˈsi mi ə /

noun Pathology.

blood poisoning resulting from the presence of toxins, as bacterial toxins, in the blood.

Origin of toxemia

First recorded in 1855–60; tox- + -emia
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British Dictionary definitions for toxaemia

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
Derived Formstoxaemic or US toxemic, adjective

Word Origin for toxaemia

C19: from tox- + -aemia
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Word Origin and History for toxaemia

toxemia


n.

also toxaemia, 1860, from toxo- (before vowels tox-, comb. form of Greek toxon (see toxic) + Greek haima "blood" (see -emia).

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Medicine definitions for toxaemia

toxemia

[ tŏk-sēmē-ə ]

n.

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
Related formstox•emic (-mĭk) adj.
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Science definitions for toxaemia

toxemia

[ tŏk-sēmē-ə ]

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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