Pyaemic
Pyaemia Py*[ae]"mi*a, Pyemia Py*e"mi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? pus + ? blood.] (Med.) A form of blood poisoning produced by the absorption of pyogenic microorganisms into the blood, usually from a wound or local inflammation. It is characterized by multiple abscesses throughout the body, and is attended with irregularly recurring chills, fever, profuse sweating, and exhaustion. -- {Py*[ae]"mic}, {Py*e"mic}, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • pyemia —   n. blood poisoning accompanied by widespread abscesses.    ♦ pyaemic,    ♦ pyemic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyaemia — n. (US pyemia) blood poisoning caused by the spread of pus forming bacteria in the bloodstream from a source of infection. Derivatives: pyaemic adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk puon pus + haima blood …   Useful english dictionary

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