febri-, febr- +
It may be due to physiological stresses; such as, ovulation, excess thyroid hormone secretions, or vigorous exercise; to central nervous system lesions, or infection by microorganisms; or to any of a host of noninfectious processes; such as, inflammation or the release of certain materials, as in leukemia.
Etymology: from late Old English fefor, from Latin febris, "fever", related to fovere, "to warm, to heat".
2. Showing great agitation, excitement, or emotion.
3. Affected by fever.
2. Relating to, causing, or caused by a fever; such as, a feverish cold.
3. Showing intense agitation, excitement, or emotion.
2. Pertaining to, or having the nature of, fever; such as, a feverous pulse.
3. Having the tendency to produce fever.