pyrexial

pyrexia

[pahy-rek-see-uh]
noun Pathology.
2.
feverish condition.

Origin:
1760–70; < Neo-Latin < Greek pýrex(is) feverishness + -ia -ia

pyrexial, pyrexic, adjective
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pyrexia (paɪˈrɛksɪə)
 
n
a technical name for fever
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein to be feverish, from pur fire]
 
py'rexial
 
adj
 
py'rexic
 
adj

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pyrexia py·rex·i·a (pī-rěk'sē-ə)
n.
See fever.


py·rex'i·al or py·rex'ic adj.
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