Sepsis is a life threatening condition that can cause one or more organs to fail.
An example of sepsis is an illness that is a concern after surgery.
Origin of sepsisModern Latin from Classical Greek s?psis, putrefaction from s?pein, to make putrid: see sepia
Origin of sepsisGreek sēpsis putrefaction from sēpein to make rotten
- (pathology) A serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, and a known or suspected infection is present.
From Ancient Greek Ïƒá¿†ÏˆÎ¹Ï‚ (sÄ“psis, “putrefaction"), from ÏƒÎ®Ï€ÎµÎ¹Î½ (sÄ“pein, “to make rotten"), from ÏƒÎ®Ïˆ (sÄ“ps, “a kind of lizard, also a kind of serpent whose bite was alleged to cause putrefaction").