pyreto- pref.
Fever: pyretogenesis.


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  • Pyretogenesis

    pyretogenesis py·re·to·gen·e·sis (pī’rĭ-tō-jěn’ĭ-sĭs, pĭr’ĭ-) n. The origin and mode of production of fever. py’re·to·ge·net’ic (-jə-nět’ĭk) adj.

  • Pyretogenic

    pyretogenic py·re·to·gen·ic (pī’rĭ-tō-jěn’ĭk, pĭr’ĭ-) or pyr·e·tog·e·nous (pī’rĭ-tŏj’ə-nəs, pĭr’ĭ-) adj. Pyrogenic.

  • Pyretotherapy

    [pir-i-toh-ther-uh-pee, pahy-ri-] /ˌpɪr ɪ toʊˈθɛr ə pi, ˌpaɪ rɪ-/ noun, Medicine/Medical. 1. therapy by raising the body temperature, as by diathermy or by artificially inducing fever.

  • Pyrex

    [pahy-reks] /ˈpaɪ rɛks/ Trademark. 1. a brand name for any of a class of heat- and chemical-resistant glassware products of varying composition used for cooking. /ˈpaɪrɛks/ noun 1. trademark n. 1915, proprietary name (Corning Glass Works, Corning, N.Y.), arbitrary coinage, in which eager etymologists see implications of Greek pyr “fire” and perhaps Latin rex “king;” […]

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