septicaemia

septicaemia
sep|ti|cae|mi|a
BrE septicemia AmE [ˌseptıˈsi:miə] n [U] medical
[Date: 1800-1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: Latin septicus ( SEPTIC) + Greek -aimia (from haima 'blood')]
a serious condition in which infection spreads from a part of your body through your blood

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  • Septicaemia — Sep ti*c[ae] mi*a, n. [NL., from Gr. ??? putrefactive + ??? blood.] (Med.) A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning. It is marked by chills, fever, prostration, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • septicaemia — (US septicemia) ► NOUN ▪ blood poisoning caused by bacteria. DERIVATIVES septicaemic adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • septicaemia — [[t]se̱ptɪsi͟ːmiə[/t]] N UNCOUNT Septicaemia is blood poisoning. [MEDICAL] (in AM, use septicemia) …   English dictionary

  • septicaemia —   n. blood poisoning with presence of bacteria and their toxins in blood.    ♦ septopyaemia, n. combination of septicaemia and pyaemia …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • septicaemia — See bacteraemia …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • septicaemia — n. widespread destruction of tissues due to absorption of disease causing bacteria or their toxins from the bloodstream. The term is also used loosely for any form of blood poisoning. Compare pyaemia, sapraemia, toxaemia …   Medical dictionary

  • septicaemia — sep·ti·cae·mi·a || ‚septɪ sɪːmɪə n. (Medicine) blood poisoning, illness characterized by the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the blood; sepsis (also septicemia) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • septicaemia — [ˌsɛptɪ si:mɪə] (US septicemia) noun blood poisoning, especially that caused by bacteria or their toxins. Derivatives septicaemic adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • septicaemia — BrE, septicemia AmE noun (U) technical a serious condition in which infection spreads from a small area of your body through your blood; blood poisoning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • septicaemia — sep·ti·cae·mia …   English syllables

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