Meaning of septine in English:

septine

Pronunciation /ˈsɛptɪn/

noun

historical, rare Medicine
  • In the terminology of B. W. Richardson: a compound isolated from purulent or putrefying material, believed to be the cause of pyaemia and septicaemia (blood-borne infection).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From septo- + -ine.