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py·rex·i·a

 (pī-rĕk′sē-ə)
n.
Fever.

[New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein, to have a fever, from puretos, fever; see pyretic.]

py·rex′i·al, py·rex′ic adj.

pyrexia

(paɪˈrɛksɪə)
n
(Pathology) a technical name for fever
[C18: from New Latin, from Greek purexis, from puressein to be feverish, from pur fire]
pyˈrexial, pyˈrexic adj

fe•ver

(ˈfi vər)

n.
1. an abnormally high body temperature.
2. any of various diseases in which high temperature is a prominent symptom, as scarlet fever or rheumatic fever.
3. intense nervous excitement: in a fever of anticipation.
v.t.
4. to affect with or as if with fever.
v.i.
5. to become feverish; have or get a fever.
[before 1000; Middle English; Old English fefer < Latin febris fever]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pyrexia - a rise in the temperature of the bodypyrexia - a rise in the temperature of the body; frequently a symptom of infection
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
hyperpyrexia - extremely high fever (especially in children)
Translations

py·rex·i·a

n. pirexia, condición febril.
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