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pyrexia

[ pahy-rek-see-uh ]
/ paɪˈrɛk si ə /
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noun Pathology.
feverish condition.
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Origin of pyrexia

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

OTHER WORDS FROM pyrexia

py·rex·i·al, py·rex·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrexia

pyrexia
/ (paɪˈrɛksɪə) /

noun
a technical name for fever

Derived forms of pyrexia

pyrexial or pyrexic, adjective

Word Origin for pyrexia

C18: from New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein to be feverish, from pur fire
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Medical definitions for pyrexia

pyrexia
[ pī-rĕksē-ə ]

n.
fever

Other words from pyrexia

py•rexi•al null adj.
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