Definition of pyrosis in English:

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrəʊsɪs/


Another term for heartburn.
Example sentences
  • Recurrent pyrosis and dysphagia are the most common symptoms in these patients.
  • In view of the significant pyrosis, an endoscopy was performed.
  • I presume that this is the feeling called dyspepsia or pyrosis in countries where those terms are used.


Late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek purōsis, from puroun 'set on fire', from pur 'fire'.

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