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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Latin septicus ( SEPTIC) + Greek -aimia (from haima 'blood')

septicaemia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
sep‧ti‧cae‧mi‧a British English ; septicemia American English [uncountable] medical
MI a serious condition in which infection spreads from a part of your body through your blood [= blood poisoning]

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