Definition of pyretic in English:


Line breaks: pyr|et¦ic
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrɛtɪk
, pɪ-/


  • Feverish or inducing fever.
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    • 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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