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pyrexia

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noun py·rex·ia \pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\

Definition of pyrexia

  1. :  abnormal elevation of body temperature :  fever

py·rex·i·al play \-sē-əl\ adjective
py·rex·ic play \-sik\ adjective


Origin of pyrexia

New Latin, from Greek pyressein to be feverish, from pyretos


First Known Use: 1777

Rhymes with pyrexia


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pyrexia

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noun py·rex·ia \pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\

Medical Definition of pyrexia

  1. :  abnormal elevation of body temperature :  fever




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