an especially dangerous form of plague in which the infecting organisms invade the bloodstream.
Compare plague (def 2).
septicemic plague n.
A usually fatal form of bubonic plague in which the bacilli are present in the bloodstream and cause toxemia.
- Septic fever
septic fever n. See septicemia.
adjective, Botany. 1. (of a capsule) dehiscing lengthwise along a septum. adjective 1. (botany) (of a dehiscence) characterized by splitting along the partitions of the seed capsule
- Septic infarct
septic infarct n. An area of necrosis resulting from vascular obstruction caused by emboli consisting of clumps of bacteria or infected material.
adjective, Pathology. 1. pertaining to or of the nature of sepsis; infected. 2. putrefactive. adjective 1. of, relating to, or caused by sepsis 2. of, relating to, or caused by putrefaction noun 3. (Austral & NZ, informal) short for septic tank septic sep·tic (sěp’tĭk) adj. Of, relating to, having the nature of, or affected by […]