toxemia

or tox·ae·mi·a

[tok-see-mee-uh]
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Origin of toxemia

First recorded in 1855–60; tox- + -emia
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Related Words for toxemia

pyemia, sepsis, septicemia, septicopyemia, toxaemia, toxemia

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Word Origin and History for 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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toxemia in Medicine

toxemia

[tŏk-sēmē-ə]
n.
  1. 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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toxemia in Science

toxemia

[tŏk-sēmē-ə]
  1. 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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