Meaning of septicopyaemia in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛptɪkəʊpʌɪˈiːmɪə/


(US septicopyemia)
rare Medicine
  • Originally: †disease resulting from the (supposed) presence of both putrid matter and pus in the blood (obsolete). In later use: septicaemia (blood-borne infection) resulting in the formation of abscesses in locations distant from the primary site of infection.


Mid 19th century; earliest use found in British and Foreign Medico-chirurgical Review. From French septico-pyémie from ancient Greek σηπτικός + French pyémie.