noun Etymology: German Deferveszenz, from Latin defervescent-, defervescens, present participle of defervescere to stop boiling, from de- + fervescere to begin to boil — more at effervesce Date: 1866 the subsidence of a fever

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  • défervescence — [ defɛrvesɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1870; du lat. defervescere « cesser de bouillonner » 1 ♦ Chim. Diminution de l effervescence. 2 ♦ (1877) Méd. Chute progressive de la fièvre au cours d une maladie aiguë, qui annonce la convalescence. ● défervescence nom… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Defervescence — De fer*ves cence, Defervescency De fer*ves cency, n. [L. defervescere to grow cool.] 1. A subsiding from a state of ebullition; loss of heat; lukewarmness. [1913 Webster] A defervescency in holy actions. Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster] 2. (Med.) The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • defervescence — [dē΄fər ves′əns, def΄ərves′əns] n. [Ger defervescenz (first used by K. A. Wunderlich, 1815 77, Ger physician) < L defervescens, prp. of defervescere, to cool off, orig. stop boiling < de , down, DE + fervescere, to grow hot: see EFFERVESCE] …   English World dictionary

  • Defervescence — Wikipedia does not have an encyclopedia article for Defervescence (search results). You may want to read Wiktionary s entry on defervescence instead.wiktionary:Special:Search/defervescence …   Wikipedia

  • defervescence — noun The departure or subsiding of a fever. Endogenous interleukin 10 is required for the defervescence of fever evoked by local lipopolysaccharide induced and Staphylococcus aureus induced inflammation in rats …   Wiktionary

  • défervescence — (entrée créée par le supplément) (dé fèr vè san s ) s. f. Diminution de la chaleur fébrile. •   Elle [la chaleur] se maintient [dans les fièvres éruptives] à un maximum (qui atteint 42 degrés 1/2 dans la scarlatine) jusqu à ce que l éruption soit …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • DÉFERVESCENCE — n. f. T. de Chimie Absence ou diminution d’effervescence. En termes de Médecine, il signifie Décroissance ou disparition de la fièvre …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • defervescence — defervescent, adj. /dee feuhr ves euhns, def euhr /, n. Med. abatement of fever. [1715 25; < G Deferveszenz < L defervesc(ent ) (s. of defervescens, prp. of defervescere, equiv. to de DE + fervescere to begin to boil) + ENCE; see EFFERVESCENT] *… …   Universalium

  • defervescence — Falling of an elevated temperature; abatement of fever. [L. de fervesco, to cease boiling, fr. de neg. + fervesco, to begin to boil] * * * de·fer·ves·cence .dē (.)fər ves ən(t)s, .def ər n the subsidence of a fever de·fer·vesce ves vi, vesced;… …   Medical dictionary

  • defervescence — n. lowering of a fever; stage of an illness when the fever decrease …   English contemporary dictionary

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