Definition of bacteraemia in English:

bacteraemia

(US bacteremia)

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • The presence of bacteria in the blood.

    • ‘In the medical setting, one study asked doctors to judge the probability that medical inpatients had bacteraemia.’
    • ‘Serious complications from salmonellosis include bacteremia and cardiovascular infection.’
    • ‘Invasive disease includes bacteremia, meningitis and infection in a normally sterile site, excluding the middle ear.’
    • ‘Fever may be a marker of sepsis, localized infection, occult bacteremia, or benign illness.’
    • ‘Although severely malnourished children may not have obvious signs of infection such as fever and tachypnoea, the prevalence of bacteraemia, urinary tract infections, and pneumonia is high.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from bacterium + -aemia.

Pronunciation

bacteraemia

/ˌbaktəˈriːmɪə/