sepsis

noun sep·sis \ ˈsep-səs \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of sepsis

plural sepses play \ˈsep-ˌsēz\
: a toxic condition resulting from the spread of bacteria or their toxins from a focus of infection; especially : septicemia

Examples of sepsis in a Sentence

  1. She was treated for sepsis of the urinary tract.

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Origin and Etymology of sepsis

New Latin, from Greek sēpsis decay, from sēpein to putrefy


SEPSIS Defined for English Language Learners

sepsis

noun

Definition of sepsis for English Language Learners

  • medical : illness caused by an infection in a part of the body


Medical Dictionary

sepsis

noun sep·sis \ ˈsep-səs \

medical Definition of sepsis

plural sepses play \ˈsep-ˌsēz\
: a systemic response typically to a serious usually localized infection (as of the abdomen or lungs) especially of bacterial origin that is usually marked by abnormal body temperature and white blood cell count, tachycardia, and tachypnea; specifically : systemic inflammatory response syndrome induced by a documented infection — see multiple organ dysfunction syndrome, septic shock

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