\pa͡ɪˈiːmi͡ə], \paɪˈiːmiə], \p_aɪ_ˈiː_m_iə]\
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By Princeton University
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By William R. Warner
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
Syn.: purulent infection. A febrile disease supposed to be due to the absorption of pus or its constituents into the blood. It usually follows wounds, suppurative inflammation of bone, or the puerperal state, and results in the formation of secondary abscesses in the viscera, joints, and connective tissue. It is sometimes associated with phlebitis or embolism.
By Smith Ely Jelliffe