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noun Pathology.
  1. heartburn(def 1).
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Origin of pyrosis

1780–90; < New Latin < Greek pȳrōsis; see pyr-, -osis
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Examples from the Web for pyrosis

Historical Examples

  • Exceptionally, it may be insipid or brackish, constituting what is known as pyrosis, or water-brash.

    A System of Practical Medicine By American Authors, Vol. II


  • Dr. Pereira recommends alkalies in cases of dyspepsia and pyrosis, when there is an excess of acid secreted by the stomach.

    The Action of Medicines in the System

    Frederick William Headland

  • In Concan the sweetened decoction of the plant with a little cumin seed is given for dyspepsia with pyrosis.

British Dictionary definitions for pyrosis


  1. pathol a technical name for heartburn
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin, from Greek: a burning, from puroun to burn, from pur fire
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pyrosis in Medicine


  1. heartburn
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