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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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Upon initial examination the foal was apathetic, dehydrated, tachycardie (180 beats per minute), mildly pyrexic at 39.
Intense pain in the laminae and huge amount of autocoids in the circulation may be responsible for this pyrexic response in the affected animals.
On the evening of July 4, he was pyrexic and subdued.