diaphoresis

noun di·a·pho·re·sis \ ˌdī-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs , (ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə- \

Definition of diaphoresis

plural diaphoreses play \-ˌsēz\
: perspiration; especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

Origin and Etymology of diaphoresis

Late Latin, from Greek diaphorēsis, from diaphorein to dissipate by perspiration, from dia- + phorein, frequentative of pherein to carry


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diaphoresis

noun di·a·pho·re·sis \ ˌdī-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs , (ˌ)dī-ˌaf-ə- \

medical Definition of diaphoresis

plural diaphoreses play \-ˌsēz\
: perspiration; especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

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