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noun, plural feb·res [feb-reez] /ˈfɛb riz/.
  1. (in prescriptions) fever.
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Origin of febris

From Latin
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Examples from the Web for febris

Historical Examples

  • It belongs to the great, antique, and illustrious family of febris, whose origin is lost in the darkness of ages.

    The Mysteries of Paris, Volume 6 of 6

    Eugne Sue

  • This fever differs entirely from the febris flava—the typhus icteroides of Sauvages.

    Dealings with the Dead, Volume I (of 2)

    A Sexton of the Old School

  • Febris (Fe′bris) (fever), one of the evil deities, was worshiped that she might not do harm.

  • Yet my judgment is, be it spoken without offence of the learned physicians, that the disease was Febris ardens, a burning fever.

  • Morton, writing in 1692-94, clearly points to the same fever under the name of worm fever (febris verminosa).