a city on W Hokkaido, in N Japan.
a city in N Japan, on W Hokkaido: commercial centre; university (1918). Pop: 1 822 992 (2002 est)
adjective, sappier, sappiest. 1. abounding in sap, as a plant. 2. full of vitality and energy. 3. Slang. silly or foolish. adjective -pier, -piest 1. (of plants) full of sap 2. full of energy or vitality 3. (slang) silly or fatuous sappy
noun 1. (pathol) blood poisoning caused by toxins of putrefactive bacteria
noun, Pathology. 1. blood poisoning caused by the toxins produced by bacterial putrefaction, as in gangrene. sapremia or sa·prae·mi·a (sə-prē’mē-ə) n. Blood poisoning resulting from the absorption of the products of putrefaction.
1. a combining form meaning “rotten,” used in the formation of compound words: saprogenic. combining form 1. indicating dead or decaying matter: saprogenic, saprolite sapro- or sapr- pref. Decay; putrefaction; decomposition: saprogenic. Dead or decaying organic material: saprophyte.