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Pronunciation: par-ak'me


  1. The stage of subsidence of a fever.
  2. The period of life beyond the prime; the decline or stage of involution of an organism.

Synonym(s): paracmasis

[G. the point at which the prime is past; fr. para, beyond, + akme, highest point, prime]

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