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hematogenous

Syllabification: he·ma·tog·e·nous
Pronunciation: /ˌhēməˈtäjənəs
 
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(British haematogenous)

Definition of hematogenous in English:

adjective

Medicine
Originating in or carried by the blood.
Example sentences
  • Tuberculosis bacteria reach the gastrointestinal tract via haematogenous spread, ingestion of infected sputum, or direct spread from infected contiguous lymph nodes and fallopian tubes.
  • It is also appropriate to investigate for metastatic infection or distant sources of hematogenous dissemination of infection such as infected aneurysm, skin lesions, septic phlebitis, and osteomyelitis.
  • Although the extension of infection appeared to be primarily direct, lesions suggesting hematogenous dissemination were occasionally noted in bone marrow and skin.

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