defervescence

[ dee-fer-ves-uh ns, def-er- ]
/ ˌdi fərˈvɛs əns, ˌdɛf ər- /

noun Medicine/Medical.

abatement of fever.

Origin of defervescence

1715–25; < German Deferveszenz < Latin dēfervēsc(ent-) (stem of dēfervēscēns, present participle of dēfervēscere, equivalent to dē- de + fervēscere to begin to boil) + -ence; see effervescent

OTHER WORDS FROM defervescence

de·fer·ves·cent, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for defervescence

defervescence
/ (ˌdɛfəˈvɛsəns) /

noun med

the abatement of a fever
the period during which this occurs
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Medical definitions for defervescence

defervescence
[ dē′fər-vĕsəns, dĕf′ər- ]

n.

The abatement of a fever.
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