pyretic

adjective
py·​ret·​ic | \pī-ˈre-tik \

Definition of pyretic 

: of or relating to fever : febrile

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The feces of silkworm (Bombyx mori) have pharmacological properties that give it analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory applications in herbal medicine. Prayan Pokharel, Smithsonian, "How Insect Poop Could Solve All Our Problems," 17 Aug. 2017 The feces of silkworm (Bombyx mori) have pharmacological properties that give it analgesic, anti-pyretic and anti-inflammatory applications in herbal medicine. Prayan Pokharel, Smithsonian, "How Insect Poop Could Solve All Our Problems," 17 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of pyretic

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pyretic

New Latin pyreticus, from Greek pyretikos, from pyretos fever, from pyr

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