An example of sepsis is an illness that is a concern after surgery.
Origin of sepsis
- Greek sēpsis putrefaction from sēpein to make rotten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- 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").