/ (ˌæpaɪˈrɛksɪə) /
absence of fever
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Derived forms of apyrexiaapyretic, adjective
Word Origin for apyrexia
C19: from a- 1 + Greek puretos fever
Words nearby apyrexia
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Example sentences from the Web for apyrexia
There was apyrexia on the day the attack was due, and this did not return again.
Medical definitions for apyrexia
[ ā′pī-rĕk′sē-ə, ăp′ə- ]
The absence of fever.
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