pyrexia

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From post-classical Latin pyrexia, from Ancient Greek πυρεξία (purexía, feverishness), from πυρετός (puretós, fever).

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pyrexia (countable and uncountable, plural pyrexias or pyrexiae)

  1. (medicine) Fever. [from 18th c.]
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 253:
      The least defined pyrexiae were the continued fevers, divided mainly into typhus, enteric (typhoid) and relapsing.
  2. (medicine) Trench fever.

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