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hyperpyrexia

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noun hy·per·py·rex·ia \-pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\

Definition of hyperpyrexia

  1. :  exceptionally high fever (as in a particular disease)



Origin of hyperpyrexia

New Latin


First Known Use: 1875


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hyperpyrexia

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noun hy·per·py·rex·ia \-pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of hyperpyrexia

  1. :  exceptionally high fever (as in a particular disease)




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