Definition of hematogenous in English:


(British haematogenous)

Pronunciation /ˌhēməˈtäjənəs/ /ˌhiməˈtɑdʒənəs/


  • Originating in or carried by the blood.

    • ‘Tuberculosis bacteria reach the gastrointestinal tract via haematogenous spread, ingestion of infected sputum, or direct spread from infected contiguous lymph nodes and fallopian tubes.’
    • ‘It is also appropriate to investigate for metastatic infection or distant sources of hematogenous dissemination of infection such as infected aneurysm, skin lesions, septic phlebitis, and osteomyelitis.’
    • ‘Although the extension of infection appeared to be primarily direct, lesions suggesting hematogenous dissemination were occasionally noted in bone marrow and skin.’
    • ‘Dissemination occurs in immunosuppressed individuals via hematogenous or direct neuronal extension.’
    • ‘Uncommon lesions suggesting hematogenous dissemination of virus were noted in both inoculation groups.’



/ˌhēməˈtäjənəs/ /ˌhiməˈtɑdʒənəs/