Origin of pyrexia
Examples from the Web for pyrexia
Quinine, as might be expected, has been largely used, in the hope that it might control the pyrexia or prevent the relapse.
Salicylates are only of service during the exacerbations attended with pyrexia.Manual of Surgery|Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
It was frequently given so as to maintain decided drowsiness throughout the pyrexia.
The lysis, therefore, occupies usually a longer time than was required by the pyrexia in reaching its maximum.
During the next few days the animal will lose some weight and perhaps show a certain amount of pyrexia.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique|John William Henry Eyre
British Dictionary definitions for pyrexia
Word Origin for pyrexia
Word Origin and History for pyrexia
"fever," 1769, medical Latin, from Greek pyrexis "feverishness," from pyressein "to be feverish, to be ill of fever," from pyretos "fever, burning heat," related to pyr "fire" (see fire (n.)).