What Does Septic Mean?


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The word septic has its origin in Greek. It is taken from the word sēptikos which was obtained from sēptos. Sēptos means rotten and was an alteration of sēpein. Sēpein means 'to make rotten'. Later, it was adapted as sēpticus by Latin. Septic is an adjective relating to sepsis. For example: septic irritation near the eye or septic atmosphere. The septic irritation occurs because of a disease. Septic environment can give rise to disease.

Septic could also be used to describe something that relates to or caused by pathogens or involves putrefaction. For example: the wound resulted in septic action. Here, septic relates to the action of decay or breakdown of cells near the wound.

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