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pyrexia

[pahy-rek-see-uh] /paɪˈrɛk si ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
2.
feverish condition.
Origin
1760-1770
1760-70; < New Latin < Greek pýrex(is) feverishness + -ia -ia
Related forms
pyrexial, pyrexic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrexic

pyrexia

/paɪˈrɛksɪə/
noun
1.
a technical name for fever
Derived Forms
pyrexial, pyrexic, adjective
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein to be feverish, from pur fire
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Word Origin and History for pyrexic

pyrexia

n.

"fever," 1769, medical Latin, from Greek pyrexis "feverishness," from pyressein "to be feverish, to be ill of fever," from pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)).

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pyrexic in Medicine

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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