Definitions for septicemiaˌsɛp təˈsi mi ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sep•ti•ce•mi•aˌsɛp təˈsi mi ə(n.)

  1. the presence of pathogenic bacteria in the bloodstream.

    Category: Pathology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blood poisoning, septicemia, septicaemia(noun)

    invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection


  1. septicemia(Noun)

    A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.

  2. Origin: New Latin, from septicus + New Latin -emia

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an infection of the blood

He is suffering from blood-poisoning.

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