Definitions

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  • n. Alternative spelling of toxemia, organic blood poisoning

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Blood poisoning. See under blood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See toxemia, toxemic.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
  • n. an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine

Etymologies

From Neo-Latin, from Ancient Greek (toxicon) 'poison', toxin' + (haima) 'blood' (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Autopsies of the dead animals suggest fluorine poisoning or pregnancy toxaemia as the cause of death.

    Volcanic Ash—Effects on Agriculture and Mitigation Strategies

  • He died on January 29th of a phlegmon of the pharynx that had turned into an abscess and led to toxaemia.

    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

  • He was demobbed in February of 1919, and five months later he spent seven weeks in hospital, with a diagnosis of severe alcoholic toxaemia.

    A Letter of Mary

  • "Oh, I'd guess you'll be treating haemorrhage, toxaemia, ulceration, pneumonia ... maybe even encephalitis."

    Bush Doctor's Bride

  • Christabelle and her mother were happily buried in the Family Medical Helper, their tongues practising all the complications known to man -- varicella haemorrhagica, varicella gangrenosa, ulceration, toxaemia, pneumonia, encephalitis.

    Bush Doctor's Bride

  • Pathogenic spores germinate in the gut and the multiplying vegetative bacterial rods invade the haemocoel producing toxaemia and septicaemia.

    Chapter 8

  • Vets were also doing the Caesarean for bad cases of pregnancy toxaemia because once delivered of her lambs the ewe had a better chance of recovery.

    Every living thing

  • Only women expecting twins or triplets or experiencing complications such as toxaemia ended up in hospital; everyone else just got on with it at home.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph

  • Pregnancy toxaemia or pre-eclampsia is a condition which affects around two percent of pregnant women in Sweden.

    The Local - Sweden's news in English

  • The method has been tested in blind studies on 96 English women with genetic tendencies towards a high risk for toxaemia.

    The Local - Sweden's news in English

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