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Noun: toxaemia  tók'see-mee-u
Usage: Brit, Cdn (US: toxemia)
  1. An abnormal condition of pregnancy characterized by hypertension and oedema and protein in the urine
    - toxemia of pregnancy, toxaemia of pregnancy, toxemia [N. Amer]
  2. Blood poisoning caused by bacterial toxic substances in the blood
    - toxemia [N. Amer]

Derived forms: toxaemias

Type of: blood poisoning, illness, malady, septicaemia [Brit, Cdn], septicemia [N. Amer], sickness, unwellness

Encyclopedia: Toxaemia