from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A systemic disease caused by pathogenic organisms or their toxins in the bloodstream. Also called blood poisoning.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sepsis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. invasion of the bloodstream by virulent microorganisms from a focus of infection
septic + -emia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
New Latin, from Latin sēpticus + New Latin -emia (Wiktionary)