Definitions

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.

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  • 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

septic + -emia.

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New Latin, from Latin sēpticus + New Latin -emia

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