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sa·pre·mi·aalso sa·prae·mi·a (sə-prē′mē-ə)
Blood poisoning resulting from the absorption of the products of putrefaction.
sa•pre•mi•a(səˈpri mi ə)
blood poisoning caused by bacterial putrefaction, as in gangrene.
blood poisoning caused by putrefactive microorganisms in the bloodstream.See also: Blood and Blood Vessels, Poison