1. septicaemia

noun. invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection.


  • blood poisoning
  • blood disorder
  • sepsis
  • shipping fever
  • puerperal fever
  • pyemia
  • childbed fever
  • pyaemia
  • fowl cholera
  • septicemia
  • shipping pneumonia
  • toxaemia
  • blood disease


  • hypovolemia
  • hypervolemia

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Sentences with septicaemia

1. Noun, singular or mass
If your goldfish suffers from hemorrhagic septicaemia, you will likely notice external reddening and hemorrhaging, as well as ulcers over different areas of the creature’s body.

2. Adjective
A further problem on the battlefield was septicaemia, or blood poisoning.

3. Verb, past participle
If you have septicaemia, the bacteria in your blood can cause damage to other organs.