Definition of pyemia in English:

pyemia

(British pyaemia)

noun

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

    • ‘Nothing seemed to halt pyemia, and it had a mortality rate of over 90%.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

pyemia

/pīˈēmēə/