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antipyretic

Pronunciation: an′tē-pī-ret′ik

Definition:

  1. Reducing fever.
  2. An agent that reduces fever (acetaminophen, aspirin).

Synonym(s): antifebrile, febrifugal

[anti- + G. pyretos, fever]

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