Dictionary.com

toxemia

or tox·ae·mi·a

[ tok-see-mee-uh ]
/ tɒkˈsi mi ə /
Save This Word!

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

COMPARE MEANINGS

Click for a side-by-side comparison of meanings. Use the word comparison feature to learn the differences between similar and commonly confused words.
QUIZ
TAKE JOY IN ACING THIS QUIZ ON “PRIDE” SYNONYMS
Hold your head up high as you embark on this quiz that explores some of the synonyms and meanings of “pride.”
Question 1 of 7
What does "dignity" mean?

Origin of toxemia

First recorded in 1855–60; tox(o)- + -emia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use toxemia in a sentence

Medical definitions for toxemia

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

Other words from toxemia

tox•emic (-mĭk) adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Scientific definitions for toxemia

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
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
FEEDBACK