Pronunciation: (hī"pur-thûr'mē-u), [key]
1. Pathol.abnormally high fever.
2. Med.treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat. Also,hy•per•ther•myPronunciation: (hī"pur-thûr'mē). [key]
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