hyperpyrexia (hī-pər-pī-RĔK-sē-ə)

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Definition (Noun) A high or excessive degree of fever. In Context "Acute hyperpyrexia is associated with hard physical work in a hot, moist ambient environment or occurs in elderly individuals with preexisting diseases such as alcoholism, heart disease, or obesity who are exposed to hot temperatures." Douglas W. Wilmore, The Metabolic Management of the Critically Ill, 1977.