pyemia[pī ē′mē ə]
a form of blood poisoning caused by the presence in the blood of pus-producing microorganisms that are carried to various parts of the body, producing multiple abscesses, fever, chill, etc.
Origin of pyemiaModL: see pyo- and amp; -emia
Septicemia caused by pyogenic microorganisms in the blood, often resulting in the formation of multiple abscesses.
- Alternative spelling of pyaemia.