Definition of pyaemia in English:

pyaemia

(US pyemia)

noun

mass noun
  • Blood poisoning (septicaemia) caused by the spread in the bloodstream of pus-forming bacteria released from an abscess.

    • ‘There may be rapid and irritable pulse, dry brown tongue, dry skin, constipation, anorexia, and if pyemia develops there will be pain in the joints.’
    • ‘Nothing seemed to halt pyemia, and it had a mortality rate of over 90%.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek puon ‘pus’ + haima ‘blood’.

Pronunciation

pyaemia

/pʌɪˈiːmɪə/