Septicemia



noun, Pathology.
1.
the invasion and persistence of pathogenic bacteria in the blood-stream.

septicemia sep·ti·ce·mi·a (sěp’tĭ-sē’mē-ə)
n.
A systemic disease caused by the multiplication of microorganisms in the blood. Also called blood poisoning, septic fever.
sep’ti·ce’mic (-mĭk) adj.

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