Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Systemic infection of the blood by pathogenic microorganisms, especially bacteria, that originate from a localized source.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Sepsis.

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  • noun pathology A disease caused by the presence of pathogenic organisms, especially bacteria, or their toxins, in the bloodstream, characterised by chills and fever.

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  • noun 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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