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hyperpyrexia

[ hahy-per-pahy-rek-see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər paɪˈrɛk si ə /
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noun Pathology.

an abnormally high fever.

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Origin of hyperpyrexia

First recorded in 1865–70; hyper- + pyrexia

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperpyrexia

hy·per·py·ret·ic [hahy-per-pahy-ret-ik], /ˌhaɪ pər paɪˈrɛt ɪk/, hy·per·py·rex·i·al, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hyperpyrexia

hyperpyrexia
/ (ˌhaɪpəpaɪˈrɛksɪə) /

noun

pathol an extremely high fever, with a temperature of 41°C (106°F) or aboveAlso called: hyperthermia, hyperthermy

Derived forms of hyperpyrexia

hyperpyretic (ˌhaɪpəpaɪˈrɛtɪk) or hyperpyrexial, adjective
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Medical definitions for hyperpyrexia

hyperpyrexia
[ hī′pər-pī-rĕksē-ə ]

n.

Abnormally high fever.

Other words from hyperpyrexia

hy′per•py•rexi•al null adj.
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