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


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