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The presence of bacteria in the blood.

bac′te·re′mic (-mĭk) adj.
bac′te·re′mi·cal·ly adv.


(ˌbæk təˈri mi ə)

the presence of bacteria in the blood.
bac`te•re′mic (-mɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bacteremia - transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the bloodbacteremia - transient presence of bacteria (or other microorganisms) in the blood
microorganism, micro-organism - any organism of microscopic size
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition


n bacteriemia
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