hyperthermia

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek ὑπέρ (hupér, over) +‎ θέρμη (thérmē, heat).

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hyperthermia (countable and uncountable, plural hyperthermias)

  1. (pathology) The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment.
    Synonym: heatstroke
    Antonym: hypothermia
  2. (medicine) The therapeutic application of heat to a patient.

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