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antipyrotic

[an-tee-pahy-rot-ik, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti paɪˈrɒt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-/ Medicine/Medical, Pharmacology
adjective
1.
relieving the pain and stimulating the healing of burns.
noun
2.
an antipyrotic agent.
Origin of antipyrotic
1830-1840
1830-40; anti- + Greek pyrōtikós burning, equivalent to pyrō-, verbid stem of pyroûn to burn + -tikos -tic
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antipyrotic in Medicine

antipyrotic an·ti·py·rot·ic (ān'tē-pī-rŏt'ĭk, ān'tī-)
adj.
Relieving the pain and promoting the healing of superficial burns.


an'ti·py·rot'ic n.
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