Pyretic meaning

pī-rĕtĭk
Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.
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Of, causing, or characterized by fever.
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Relating to, producing, or affected by fever.
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Caused by, pertaining to or resulting in fever.
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Origin of pyretic

  • New Latin pyreticus from Greek puretos fever from pūr fire paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin pyreticus, from Ancient Greek πυρετικός (puretikós, “febrile"), from πυρετός (puretos, “fever"), from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pur, “fire").

    From Wiktionary