An example of sepsis is an illness that is a concern after surgery.
Other Word Forms
Origin of sepsis
- Greek sēpsis putrefaction from sēpein to make rotten
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Ancient Greek σῆψις (sÄ“psis, “putrefaction"), from σήπειν (sÄ“pein, “to make rotten"), from σήψ (sÄ“ps, “a kind of lizard, also a kind of serpent whose bite was alleged to cause putrefaction").