Definition of pyretic in English:

pyretic

Syllabification: py·ret·ic
Pronunciation: /pīˈretik
 
/

adjective

rare
  • Fevered, feverish, or inducing fever.
    More 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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