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Definition of "pyemia" []

  • Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pyemia" in a sentence
  • "Three of the ladies made it through the first ward, with its cases of scrofula, scabies, eczema, defluxions, and stinking pyemia, before deciding that their charitable inclinations could be entirely satisfied by a donation to L'Hôpital, and fleeing back to the dispensary to shed the rough hopsacking gowns with which we had been furnished."
  • "Rheumatism may be thought of, with respect to arthritic inflammation caused thereby, as a sort of pyemia."
  • "This condition is well defined by Bollinger as quoted by Hoare, [1] when he calls it a purulent omphalophlebitis due to local infection of the umbilicus and umbilical vessels, by pyogenic organisms, causing a metastatic pyemia."