hyperpyrexia

noun

hy·​per·​py·​rex·​ia ˌhī-pər-pī-ˈrek-sē-ə How to pronounce hyperpyrexia (audio)
: exceptionally high fever (as in a particular disease)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin

First Known Use

1875, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperpyrexia was in 1875

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“Hyperpyrexia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperpyrexia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

hyperpyrexia

noun
hy·​per·​py·​rex·​ia -pī-ˈrek-sē-ə How to pronounce hyperpyrexia (audio)
: exceptionally high fever (as in a particular disease)
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