Definition of sepsis in English:

sepsis

Line breaks: sep¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛpsɪs
 
/

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.

Origin

late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek sēpsis, from sēpein 'make rotten'.

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