Definition of pyaemia in English:

pyaemia

Line breaks: py|aemia
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈiːmɪə
 
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(US pyemia)

noun

[mass noun]
  • Blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by the spread in the bloodstream of pus-forming bacteria released from an abscess.
    More example sentences
    • Nothing seemed to halt pyemia, and it had a mortality rate of over 90%.
    • There may be rapid and irritable pulse, dry brown tongue, dry skin, constipation, anorexia, and if pyemia develops there will be pain in the joints.

Derivatives

pyaemic

adjective
More example sentences
  • Pyaemic complications occurred in seven patients.
  • This imaging study also excluded biliary obstruction, pyaemic liver abscess, and tumour as causes of his jaundice.

Origin

mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek puon 'pus' + haima 'blood'.

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