Definition of pyretic in English:

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Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɛtɪk/
Pronunciation: /pɪˈrɛtɪk/


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.


Early 18th century (as a noun, denoting an antipyretic drug): from modern Latin pyreticus, from Greek puretos 'fever'.

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