Definition of Febrile

1. Adjective. Of or relating to or characterized by fever. "A febrile reaction caused by an allergen"

Exact synonyms: Feverish
Antonyms: Afebrile
Partainyms: Fever, Fever
Derivative terms: Feverishness

Definition of Febrile

1. a. Pertaining to fever; indicating fever, or derived from it; as, febrile symptoms; febrile action.

Definition of Febrile

1. Adjective. Feverish, or having a high temperature. ¹

2. Adjective. Full of nervous energy. ¹

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Definition of Febrile

1. feverish [adj] - See also: feverish

Medical Definition of Febrile

1. Pertaining to or characterised by fever. Origin: L. Febrilis This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Febrile

febrile (current term)
febrile agglutinins
febrile albuminuria
febrile convulsion
febrile crisis
febrile psychosis
febrile seizure
febrile urine
febrile urticaria
febris undulans

Literary usage of Febrile

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1886)
"I HAVE treated two non-febrile and eleven febrile patients with ... The following table shows the reduction effected in febrile temperatures by different ..."

2. Clinical Lectures on Senile and Chronic Diseases by Jean Martin Charcot (1881)
"Thermic characters of febrile diseases in old people.—febrile diseases of continued type.—febrile diseases of remittent type.—febrile diseases of inter- ..."

3. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"In infectious diseases, delirium may appear at the beginning (initial delirium), or during the main course (febrile delirium), or in convalescence ..."

4. Diseases of the heart by James Mackenzie (1908)
"The febrile heart. 196. Acute febrile affections of the heart. 197. Symptoms in myocarditis : changes in rate, changes in rhythm due to depressed ..."

5. Clinical Hematology: A Practical Guide to the Examination of the Blood with by John C. DaCosta (1901)
"It is undetermined whether this post- febrile anemia is the result purely of these physical causes, or of these causes plus a certain amount of real ..."

6. The Lancet (1842)
"It is manifested without the accession of febrile or inflammatory symptoms, and differs in no external respect from common drivelling, except in the ..."

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