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- adj. Without fever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Without fever; -- applied to days when there is an intermission of fever.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without pyrexia or fever: specifically, in pathology, applied to those days in which the intermission of fever occurs in agues, and also to local affections which are not accompanied with fever.
The patient was apyretic, although complained of being hot.
Having ascertained inapparent typhus in cases of primary infection, it was then easy for me to demonstrate the existence of apyretic typhus in certain guinea pigs that had been reinoculated a fairly long time after contraction of a primary infection of pyretic typhus.
At times they have enabled the doctor, when otherwise he would have been in doubt as to his prognosis, to determine whether the strange apyretic interval occasionally present in the last stage of yellow fever was the fatal lull or the lull of recovery; and 'What say the flies?' has been the settling question.
- (of classical temple) having columns at front or back only; (of church) lacking aisles: apterous. apterygial adj. - wingless; finless. apyretic adj. - without fever. apyrexy, n. apyrous adj. - non-inflammable.
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