• WordNet 3.6
    • n pyemia septicemia caused by pus-forming bacteria being released from an abscess
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Pyemia (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.
    • n Pyemia (Med) See PyƆmia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyemia In pathology, a febrile disease caused by the absorption of pus, or certain of its constituents, or of its bacteria, with the formation of metastatic abscesses.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyemia a disease caused by the introduction into the blood of decomposing matter, from pus, &c
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. pus + blood
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyon, pus, haima, blood.


In literature:

Rheumatism may be thought of, with respect to arthritic inflammation caused thereby, as a sort of pyemia.
"Lameness of the Horse" by John Victor Lacroix
This last condition is seen in pyemia (blood poisoning).
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Micrococci (staphylococcus) which produce inflammation and suppuration; also pyemia.
"Special Report on Diseases of Cattle" by U.S. Department of Agriculture
Pyemia as an infectious disease.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh