Definitions for bacteremiaˌbæk təˈri mi ə
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
bac•te•re•mi•aˌbæk təˈri mi ə(n.)
the presence of bacteria in the blood.
Origin of bacteremia:
bacteremia, bacteriemia, bacteriaemia(noun)
transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The presence of viable bacteria circulating in the blood. Fever, chills, tachycardia, and tachypnea are common acute manifestations of bacteremia. The majority of cases are seen in already hospitalized patients, most of whom have underlying diseases or procedures which render their bloodstreams susceptible to invasion.