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hyperthermia

[hahy-per-thur-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi ə/
noun
1.
Pathology. abnormally high fever.
2.
Medicine/Medical. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
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[hahy-per-thur-mee] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin; see hyper-, therm-, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperthermy

hyperthermia

/ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) variants of hyperpyrexia
Derived Forms
hyperthermal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hyperthermy

hyperthermia

n.

1878, medical Latin, from hyper- + Greek therme "heat" (see thermal).

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hyperthermy in Medicine

hyperthermia hy·per·ther·mi·a (hī'pər-thûr'mē-ə)
n.
Extremely high fever or body temperature, especially when therapeutically induced.


hy'per·ther'mal adj.
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hyperthermy in Science
hyperthermia
  (hī'pər-thûr'mē-ə)   
An abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, certain drugs and medications, or head injury. Hyperthermia is sometimes created intentionally to treat diseases, especially some cancers. Compare hypothermia.
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