septic

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

sep·tic

adjective \ˈsep-tik\

medical : infected with bacteria

Full Definition of SEPTIC

1
:  of, relating to, or causing putrefaction
2
:  relating to, involving, caused by, or affected with sepsis <septic patients>
3
:  used for sewage treatment and disposal <a septic system>; also :  of or relating to a septic system <septic effluents>

Origin of SEPTIC

Latin septicus, from Greek sēptikos, from sēpein to putrefy
First Known Use: 1605

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with SEPTIC

sep·tic

adjective \ˈsep-tik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEPTIC

2
: relating to, involving, caused by, or affected with sepsis <septic complications> <septic arthritis> <septic patients>

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