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Definition of "pyaemia" []

  • A type of septicemia caused usually by the presence of Staphylococcus bacteria in the bloodstream; characterised by metastatic abscesses and other symptoms associated with septicemia. (noun)

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Use "pyaemia" in a sentence
  • "In the end, he would for two pins have taken rail himself to Glasgow, where in even the most insanitary hospital wards pyaemia, erysipelas and hospital gangrene had been well nigh stamped out."
  • "The animal finally died, three weeks after the operation, of pyaemia."
  • "For instance, a considerable number of different types of blood poisoning, septicaemia, pyaemia, gangrene, inflammation of wounds, or formation of pus from slight skin wounds -- indeed, a host of miscellaneous troubles, ranging all the way from a slight pus formation to a violent and severe blood poisoning -- all appear to be caused by bacteria, and it is impossible to make out any definite species associated with the different types of these troubles."