Pyemia
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 — Py*e mi*a, n. (Med.) See {Py[AE]mia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyemia — [pī ē′mē ə] n. [ModL: see PYO & EMIA] a form of blood poisoning caused by the presence in the blood of pus producing microorganisms that are carried to various parts of the body, producing multiple abscesses, fever, chill, etc. pyemic adj …   English World dictionary

  • pyemia — US var. of PYAEMIA. * * * pyement, pyemia var. piment Obs., pyæmia …   Useful english dictionary

  • pyemia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1857 septicemia caused by pus forming bacteria and accompanied by multiple abscesses …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyemia — pyemic, adj. /puy ee mee euh/, n. Pathol. a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs. Also, pyaemia. [1855 60; < NL; see PY , EMIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyemia — Septicemia due to pyogenic organisms causing multiple abscesses. SYN: pyogenic fever. [G. pyon, pus, + haima, blood] cryptogenic p. p. whose source is not evident. portal p. suppurative pylephlebitis. * * * py·emia or chiefly Brit py·ae·mia pī ē… …   Medical dictionary

  • pyemia — paɪ ɪːmɪə n. (Medicine) disease caused by pyogenic bacteria in the blood (characterized by localized abscesses, fever, and jaundice) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyemia — noun US spelling of pyaemia …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyemia — py·emia …   English syllables

  • pyemia — py•e•mi•a [[t]paɪˈi mi ə[/t]] n. pat a diseased state in which pyogenic bacteria are circulating in the blood, characterized by the development of abscesses in various organs • Etymology: 1855–60 py•e′mic, adj …   From formal English to slang

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