pyrexia

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noun py·rex·ia \ pī-ˈrek-sē-ə \

Definition of pyrexia

:abnormal elevation of body temperature :fever

pyrexial

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pyrexic

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Origin and Etymology of pyrexia

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


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pyrexia

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noun py·rex·ia \ pī-ˈrek-sē-ə \

medical Definition of pyrexia

:abnormal elevation of body temperature :fever

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