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Definition of sepsis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sepsis

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsepsɪs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsepsɪs//
 
[uncountable] (medical)
 
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an infection of part of the body in which pus is produced Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Greek sēpsis, from sēpein ‘make rotten’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sepsis