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  • n. Alternative spelling of septicemia.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A poisoned condition of the blood produced by the absorption into it of septic or putrescent material; blood poisoning. It is marked by chills, fever, prostration, and inflammation of the different serous membranes and of the lungs, kidneys, and other organs.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See septicemia, septicemic.

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

  • n. invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection


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