Definition of septicaemia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

septicaemia

 noun
(British English)(North American English septicemia)noun
BrE BrE//ˌseptɪˈsiːmiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌseptɪˈsiːmiə//
 
[uncountable](medical)
 
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infection of the blood by harmful bacteria synonym blood poisoning Word Origin mid 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sēptikos + haima ‘blood’.