Pyretology
Pyretology Pyr`e*tol"o*gy, n. [Gr. ? fever + -logy: cf. F. pyr['e]tologie.] (Med.) A discourse or treatise on fevers; the doctrine of fevers. --Hooper. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyretology — noun A discourse or treatise on fevers; the doctrine of fevers …   Wiktionary

  • pyretology — py·re·tol·o·gy (pi″rə tolґə je) [pyreto + logy] the sum of what is known regarding fevers; the science of fevers …   Medical dictionary

  • pyretology — study of fevers Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pyretology — n. branch of medicine dealing with fever and its treatment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyretology — /pɪrəˈtɒlədʒi/ (say piruh toluhjee), /paɪrə / (say puyruh ) noun the branch of medicine that deals with fevers. {Greek pyreto(s) fever + logy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pyretology — pyretolˈogy noun The study of fevers • • • Main Entry: ↑pyretic …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sciences and Studies — This list defines 633 sciences, arts and studies of various degrees of respectability and rarity, ranging from the common and esteemed (chemistry) to the obscure and quirky (peristerophily). Over the past century, the range and scope of… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • pyretic —   a. pertaining to fever.    ♦ pyrosis, n. heartburn.    ♦ pyretogenic, a. inducing fever.    ♦ pyretology, n. medical study of fevers.    ♦ pyretotherapy, n. medical treatment by causing fever …   Dictionary of difficult words

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