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Meaning of hyperthermia

hy•per•ther•mi•a

Pronunciation: (hī"pur-thûr'mē-u), [key]
— n.
  1. abnormally high fever.
  2. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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