Inflammatory fever
Inflammatory In*flam"ma*to*ry, a. [Cf. F. inflammatoire.] 1. Tending to inflame, kindle, or irritate. [1913 Webster]

2. Tending to excite anger, animosity, tumult, or sedition; seditious; as, inflammatory libels, writings, speeches, or publications. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

3. (Med.) Accompanied with, or tending to cause, preternatural heat and excitement of arterial action; as, an inflammatory disease. [1913 Webster]

{Inflammatory crust}. (Med.) Same as {Buffy coat}, under {Buffy}.

{Inflammatory fever}, a variety of fever due to inflammation. [1913 Webster]


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