[pahy-ruh-lig-nee-uh s or pahy-ruh-lig-nik]
- produced by the distillation of wood.
Origin of pyroligneous
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A small portion of pyroligneous acid may be added to the brine.The American Reformed Cattle Doctor
Pyroligneous acid, both pure and variously diluted with water.
The pyroligneous acid obtained, is generally clear, after nitration, and of a dark brown colour.
Those which sought information concerning a crude coagulant (pyroligneous acid) on estates.
It is a product of the dry distillation of organic bodies, and is the preservative principle of wood smoke and pyroligneous acid.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- (of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation
C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneux ligneous
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