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Unusually high body temperature.

hy′per·ther′mal adj.
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(ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
ˌhyperˈthermal adj
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(ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi ə)

also hy′per•ther`my,

1. abnormally high fever.
2. treatment of disease by the induction of fever.
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hyperthermia, hyperthermy

an abnormally high fever, sometimes induced as treatment for disease.
See also: Disease and Illness
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperthermia - abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hyperpyrexia - extremely high fever (especially in children)
hypothermia - subnormal body temperature
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n. hipertermia. V.: hyperpyrexia
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n hipertermia
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