- pertaining to, subject to, or manifesting pyroelectricity.
- a substance manifesting pyroelectricity.
Origin of pyroelectric
First recorded in 1850–55; back formation from pyroelectricity
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Examples from the Web for pyroelectric
On account of its pyroelectric properties, it was called electric calamine by J. Smithson in 1803.
- of, concerned with, or exhibiting pyroelectricity
- a pyroelectric substance