local or generalized invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms or their toxins:
dental sepsis; wound sepsis.
the presence of pus-forming bacteria in the body
sepsis sep·sis (sěp’sĭs)
n. pl. sep·ses (-sēz)
The presence of pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the blood or tissues.
The poisoned condition resulting from the presence of pathogens or their toxins.
A severe infection caused by pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, in the blood or tissues. If untreated, a localized infection, as in the respiratory or urinary tracts, can lead to infection in the bloodstream and widespread inflammation, characterized initially by fever, chills, and other symptoms and later by septic shock.
noun, French. 1. the number seven. noun 1. (in Scotland) a branch of a clan. 2. Anthropology. a group believing itself derived from a common ancestor. 3. Archaic. a clan. 1. September. 2. Septuagint. 1. September. noun 1. (anthropol) a clan or group that believes itself to be descended from a common ancestor 2. a […]
noun 1. plural of septum. noun, plural septa [sep-tuh] /ˈsɛp tə/ (Show IPA). Biology. 1. a dividing wall, membrane, or the like, in a plant or animal structure; dissepiment. noun 1. the plural of septum noun (pl) -ta (-tə) 1. (biology, anatomy) a dividing partition between two tissues or cavities 2. a dividing partition or […]
noun 1. the waste or sewage in a septic tank.
adjective, Biology. 1. of or relating to a septum. adjective 1. of or relating to a septum septal sep·tal (sěp’təl) adj. Of or relating to a septum or septa.