phlogistic

[ floh-jis-tik ]
/ floʊˈdʒɪs tɪk /
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adjective

Pathology. inflammatory.
pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston.

Nearby words

  1. phlegmy,
  2. phlm.,
  3. phloem,
  4. phloem necrosis,
  5. phloem ray,
  6. phlogiston,
  7. phlogopite,
  8. phlorizin,
  9. phloroglucinol,
  10. phlox

Origin of phlogistic

1725–35; < Greek phlogist(ós) inflammable (verbid of phlogízein to set on fire; akin to phlox, phlegm) + -ic

Related formspost·phlo·gis·tic, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for phlogistic

phlogistic

/ (flɒˈdʒɪstɪk) /

adjective

pathol of inflammation; inflammatory
chem of, concerned with, or containing phlogiston
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