febrifacient


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feb·ri·fa·cient

 (fĕb′rə-fā′shənt)
n.
A substance that produces fever.
adj.
Causing fever.

[Latin febris, fever + -facient.]

febrifacient

(ˌfɛbrɪˈfeɪʃənt)
adj
(Medicine) producing fever
n
(Medicine) something that produces fever

febrifacient

any substance that produces a fever.
See also: Disease and Illness
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A further sedative was administered and while waiting for it to take effect, the medical literature was consulted for reports of feline febrifacients being transmitted to chickens but none was discovered.