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septicemia in which secondary foci of pus formation occur and multiple abscesses are formed. adj., adj pye´mic.
arterial pyemia a form due to the dissemination of septic emboli from the heart.
cryptogenic pyemia that in which the source of infection is in an unidentified tissue.
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Pyemia resulting from dissemination of emboli from a thrombus in cardiac vessels.
See also: pyemia
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