- Pathology. inflammatory.
- pertaining to or consisting of phlogiston.
Origin of phlogistic
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The phlogistic theory was destroyed by its own cumbersomeness.
The weak point of the phlogistic theory was its practical disregard of the phenomena of weight.
The phlogistic theory did more than serve as a means for bringing together many apparently disconnected facts.
In the seventeenth century, Beccher and Stahl, two German chemists, brought forward what is known as the phlogistic hypothesis.Curiosities of Heat
Lyman B. Tefft
Associated words: phlogistic, phlogogenous, antiphlogistic, demulcent delitescence.Putnam's Word Book
Louis A. Flemming
- pathol of inflammation; inflammatory
- chem of, concerned with, or containing phlogiston
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