Definition of bacteremia in English:

bacteremia

(British bacteraemia)

noun

Medicine
  • The presence of bacteria in the blood.

    • ‘Serious complications from salmonellosis include bacteremia and cardiovascular infection.’
    • ‘Fever may be a marker of sepsis, localized infection, occult bacteremia, or benign illness.’
    • ‘Invasive disease includes bacteremia, meningitis and infection in a normally sterile site, excluding the middle ear.’
    • ‘In the medical setting, one study asked doctors to judge the probability that medical inpatients had bacteraemia.’
    • ‘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

bacteremia

/ˌbæktəˈrimiə//ˌbaktəˈrēmēə/