carbohæmia

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Etymology[edit]

carbo- +‎ -hæmia, conjunction: Latin carbo (charcol) and Ancient Greek αἷμα (haîma, blood).

Noun[edit]

carbohæmia (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Accumulation of wasteful elements of carbon or mere carbon inside blood.
    • 1868, Henry Mac Cormac, Carbohæmia, The One And Only Possible Source Of Tubercle And Tubercle Induce Maladies, in British Medical Journal, Volume I, page 375:
      I submit, then, that tuberculisation is alone the result of carbohæmia, and that carbohæmia itself is induced by the respiration of air that has been respired before.

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