Definition of Siriasis

1. Noun. Sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat.

Exact synonyms: Insolation, Sunstroke, Thermic Fever
Generic synonyms: Heat Hyperpyrexia, Heatstroke
Derivative terms: Insolate



Definition of Siriasis

1. n. A sunstroke.

Definition of Siriasis

1. sunstroke [n SIRIASES]

Medical Definition of Siriasis

1. A sunstroke. The act of exposing to a sun bath. Cf. Insolation. Origin: L, fr. Gr, fr. The Dog Star, properly, scorching. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Siriasis

sirenises
sirenize
sirenized
sirenizes
sirenizing
sirenlike
sirenomelic
sirens
sirensong
sires
sirgang
sirgangs
siri
siriases
siriasis (current term)
siricid
siricids
sirihs
siring
siris tree
sirius
sirkar
sirkars
sirkeer
sirkeers
sirloin
sirloin steak
sirloin tip

Literary usage of Siriasis

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"The presence of high fever is sufficient to differentiate siriasis from ... Cerebro-spinal fever, so often mistaken for siriasis, may be recognized by the ..."

2. Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner by Charles Lyman Greene (1917)
"THE INTOXICATIONS SUNSTROKE (Thermic Fever, Isolation, siriasis) Etiology.—Great heat with decided humidity is the chief factor in both heat exhaustion and ..."

3. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1918)
"The presence of high fever is sufficient to differentiate siriasis from ... Cerebro-spinal fever, so often mistaken for siriasis, may be recognized by the ..."

4. American Anthropologist by American Anthropological Association (1902)
"In the United Consols mines at Gwennap, in Cornwall, the temperature is 125° F. siriasis has never occurred among its miners; their special disease is ..."

5. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1900)
"Cerebro-spinal fever, so often mistaken for siriasis, may be recognised by the ... In all fulminating fevers, including siriasis, occurring in warm climates ..."

6. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1914)
"I adopt the name siriasis because, whilst distinctive, it embodies no etiological theory ; it has the further merit of being the most ancient of the many ..."

7. The Geographical Journal by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain). (1898)
"Like enteric fever and other infectious diseases, siriasis is closely connected ... Moreover, siriasis often prevails in epidemic form, and naturalization ..."

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