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pyrexia

[ pahy-rek-see-uh ]

noun

, Pathology.
  1. feverish condition.


pyrexia

/ paɪˈrɛksɪə /

noun

  1. a technical name for fever


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Derived Forms

  • pyˈrexial, adjective
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Other Words From

  • py·rexi·al py·rexic adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyrexia1

1760–70; < New Latin < Greek pýrex ( is ) feverishness + -ia -ia
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Word History and Origins

Origin of pyrexia1

C18: from New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein to be feverish, from pur fire
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Example Sentences

During the next few days the animal will lose some weight and perhaps show a certain amount of pyrexia.

The first sign of their occurrence is an attack of pyrexia, shortly followed by a painful swelling at the affected spot.

Constitutional symptoms, particularly pyrexia and anæmia, are most often met with in young women.

The pyrexia may be divided into three periods, each having its own peculiarities.

The lysis, therefore, occupies usually a longer time than was required by the pyrexia in reaching its maximum.

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