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Definition of "hyperpyrexia" [‖Hy•per•py•rex•i•a]

  • Abnormally high fever. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hyperpyrexia" in a sentence
  • "The term hyperpyrexia is used when the temperature shows a tendency to remain at"
  • "A patient-consent form warning of hyperpyrexia after a procedure, for example, might be translated to an abnormally high fever."
  • "If the atmosphere is as warm or warmer than the skin during times of high humidity, the blood is brought to the surface of our body and it cannot lose its heat, resulting in a condition called hyperpyrexia."