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pyretic

[pahy-ret-ik] /paɪˈrɛt ɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, affected by, or producing fever.
Origin
1685-1695
1685-95; < Neo-Latin pyreticus, equivalent to Greek pyret(ós) fever + Latin -icus -ic
Related forms
postpyretic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyretic

pyretic

/paɪˈrɛtɪk/
adjective
1.
(pathol) of, relating to, or characterized by fever Compare antipyretic
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos fever, from pur fire
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Word Origin and History for pyretic
adj.

1809, from French pyrétique or directly from Modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)). As a noun, "a pyretic agent," from 1728.

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pyretic in Medicine

pyretic py·ret·ic (pī-rět'ĭk)
adj.
Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.

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