Definition of pyretic in English:

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pyretic

Pronunciation: /pīˈredik/

adjective

rare
Fevered, feverish, or inducing fever.
Example sentences
  • The present study was designed to test the hypothesis that CO, rather than free iron or biliverdine, is a pyretic molecule in the CNS of rats.

Origin

Early 18th century (as a medical term, now only in antipyretic): from modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos 'fever'.

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Syllabification: py·ret·ic

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