a systemic disease caused by the presence of pathogenic microorganisms and their toxic products in the blood
Origin of septicemiaModern Latin septicemia: see septic and amp; -emia
Systemic infection of the blood by pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria, that originate from a localized source. Also called blood poisoning.
Origin of septicemiaseptic + –emia.
New Latin, from Latin sÄ“pticus + New Latin -emia