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hyperpyrexia

[hahy-per-pahy-rek-see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər paɪˈrɛk si ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormally high fever.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; hyper- + pyrexia
Related forms
hyperpyretic
[hahy-per-pahy-ret-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər paɪˈrɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hyperpyrexial, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpyrexia

hyperpyrexia

/ˌhaɪpəpaɪˈrɛksɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) an extremely high fever, with a temperature of 41°C (106°F) or above Also called hyperthermia, hyperthermy
Derived Forms
hyperpyretic (ˌhaɪpəpaɪˈrɛtɪk), hyperpyrexial, adjective
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hyperpyrexia in Medicine

hyperpyrexia hy·per·py·rex·i·a (hī'pər-pī-rěk'sē-ə)
n.
Abnormally high fever.


hy'per·py·rex'i·al or hy'per·py·ret'ic (-rět'ĭk) adj.
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