noun[mass noun] Medicine
The presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound.
More example sentences
- No reports were made of wound infection or neonatal sepsis.
- Fever may be a marker of sepsis, localized infection, occult bacteremia, or benign illness.
- Failure to do so may result in serious wound infections and possibly sepsis.
late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek sēpsis, from sēpein 'make rotten'.