pyrexia 1769, from Gk. pyrexis “feverishness,” from pyressein “to be feverish,” from pyretos “fever,” related to pyr "fire" (see FIRE (Cf. fire) (n.)).

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  • Pyrexia — Py*rex i*a, n.; pl. {Pyrexi[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to be feverish, akin to ? fever.] (Med.) The febrile condition. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrexia — [pī rek′sē ə] n. [ModL < Gr pyrexis, feverishness < pyressein, to be feverish < pyretos: see PYRETIC] FEVER pyrexial adj. pyrexic …   English World dictionary

  • pyrexia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek pyressein to be feverish, from pyretos Date: 1769 abnormal elevation of body temperature ; fever • pyrexial adjective • pyrexic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyrexia — pyrexial, pyrexic, adj. /puy rek see euh/, n. Pathol. 1. fever. 2. feverish condition. [1760 70; < NL < Gk pýrex(is) feverishness + ia IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyrexia — noun fever See Also: hyperpyrexia …   Wiktionary

  • pyrexia — SYN: fever. [G. pyrexis, feverishness] * * * py·rex·ia pī rek sē ə n abnormal elevation of body temperature: FEVER * * * n. see fever * * * py·rex·ia (pi rekґse ə) fever. pyrexial adj …   Medical dictionary

  • pyrexia — py rex·i·a || paɪ reksɪə n. fever, abnormally high body temperature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyrexia — [pʌɪ rɛksɪə, pɪ ] noun Medicine fever. Derivatives pyrexial adjective pyrexic adjective Origin C18: mod. L., from Gk purexis, from puressein be feverish …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyrexia — py·rex·ia …   English syllables

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