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pyrexia

pyrexia

noun py·rex·ia \pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\

Definition of PYREXIA

:  abnormal elevation of body temperature :  fever
py·rex·i·al \-sē-əl\ adjective
py·rex·ic \-sik\ adjective

Origin of PYREXIA

New Latin, from Greek pyressein to be feverish, from pyretos
First Known Use: 1777

Rhymes with PYREXIA

pyrexia

noun py·rex·ia \pī-ˈrek-sē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PYREXIA

:  abnormal elevation of body temperature :  fever

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