the invasion and persistence of pathogenic bacteria in the blood-stream.
septicemia sep·ti·ce·mi·a (sěp’tĭ-sē’mē-ə)
A systemic disease caused by the multiplication of microorganisms in the blood. Also called blood poisoning, septic fever.
sep’ti·ce’mic (-mĭk) adj.
- Septicemic abscess
septicemic abscess n. See pyemic abscess.
noun, Pathology. 1. an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream. Compare plague (def 2). septicemic plague n. A usually fatal form of bubonic plague in which the bacilli are present in the bloodstream and cause toxemia.
- Septic fever
septic fever n. See septicemia.
adjective, Botany. 1. (of a capsule) dehiscing lengthwise along a septum. adjective 1. (botany) (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule