/sun"strohk'/, n. Pathol.
a sudden and sometimes fatal affection due to exposure to the sun's rays or to excessive heat, marked by prostration with or without fever, convulsion, and coma. Also called insolation, siriasis, thermic fever.
[1850-55; SUN + STROKE1]

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