Definition of "sepsis" [‖Sep•sis]

  • (noun) The presence of pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the blood or tissues.
  • (noun) The poisoned condition resulting from the presence of pathogens or their toxins, as in septicemia.

Use "sepsis" in a sentence

  • "I learned that sepsis is the tenth most common cause of death overall, in North America."
  • "She also had a blood infection -- known as "sepsis" -- that her body could not fight off."
  • "Staph can cause skin infection as well as more serious conditions such as pneumonia or sepsis, which is blood poisoning."

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