siriasis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n siriasis sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Siriasis (Med) A sunstroke.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n siriasis Sunstroke; coup de soleil.
    • n siriasis Exposure to the sun for medical purposes; a sun-bath; insolation. Also called heliotherapy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Siriasis sunstroke
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., fr. Gr. , fr. the Dog Star, properly, scorching
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. seirios.