n. (US toxemia)
1 blood-poisoning.
2 a condition in pregnancy characterized by increased blood pressure.
toxaemic adj.
Etymology: as TOXI- + -AEMIA

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  • Toxaemia — Tox*[ae] mi*a (t[o^]ks [=e] m[i^]*[.a]), a. [NL., fr. Gr. toxiko n poison + a i^ma blood.] (Med.) Blood poisoning. See under {Blood}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • toxaemia — toxaemia, toxaemic chiefly Brit var of TOXEMIA, TOXEMIC * * * n. blood poisoning that is caused by toxins formed by bacteria growing in a local site of infection. It produces generalized symptoms, including fever, diarrhoea, and vomiting. Compare …   Medical dictionary

  • toxaemia — [tɒk si:mɪə] (US toxemia) noun Medicine 1》 blood poisoning by toxins from a local bacterial infection. 2》 (also toxaemia of pregnancy) pre eclampsia. Derivatives toxaemic adjective Origin C19: from toxi + …   English new terms dictionary

  • toxaemia of pregnancy — noun an abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and edema and protein in the urine • Syn: ↑toxemia of pregnancy, ↑toxemia, ↑toxaemia • Hypernyms: ↑illness, ↑unwellness, ↑malady, ↑sickness …   Useful english dictionary

  • toxaemia — chiefly British variant of toxemia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • toxaemia — noun Alternative spelling of toxemia, organic blood poisoning See Also: toxic, toxicant, toxicology, toxicosis, toxine, toxophil …   Wiktionary

  • toxaemia — tox|ae|mi|a BrE toxemia AmE [tɔkˈsi:miə US ta:k ] n [U] technical [Date: 1800 1900; : Modern Latin; Origin: Latin toxicum ( TOXIC) + Greek aimia (from haima blood )] a medical condition in which your blood contains poisons …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • toxaemia — tox|ae|mi|a [ tak simiə ] the British spelling of toxemia …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • toxaemia — tox·ae·mi·a || tÉ‘k sɪːmɪə /tÉ’k n. poisoning during pregnancy, poisoning of the blood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toxaemia — BrE toxemia AmE noun (U) a medical condition in which your blood contains poisons …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • toxaemia — tox·ae·mia …   English syllables

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