Definition of sepsis in English:

sepsis

noun

Medicine
  • The presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound.

    • ‘Interventional treatments should be reserved until perianal sepsis and inflammation are well controlled.’
    • ‘Fever may be a marker of sepsis, localized infection, occult bacteremia, or benign illness.’
    • ‘No reports were made of wound infection or neonatal sepsis.’
    • ‘As more is learned about the role of coagulation and inflammation in sepsis, other therapies may emerge.’
    • ‘Failure to do so may result in serious wound infections and possibly sepsis.’
    contamination, poison
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Origin

Late 19th century: modern Latin, from Greek sēpsis, from sēpein ‘make rotten’.

Pronunciation

sepsis

/ˈsepsəs//ˈsɛpsəs/