sepsis

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From Ancient Greek σῆψις (sêpsis, putrefaction), from σήπειν (sḗpein, to make rotten), from σήψ (sḗps, a kind of lizard, also a kind of serpent whose bite was alleged to cause putrefaction).

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sepsis (plural sepses)

  1. (pathology) A serious medical condition in which the whole body is inflamed, and a known or suspected infection is present.

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