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pyrogenic

[ pahy-ruh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈdʒɛn ɪk /
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adjective
producing or produced by heat or fever.
Also py·ro·ge·net·ic [pahy-roh-juh-net-ik]. /ˌpaɪ roʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/. Geology. produced by heat, as the anhydrous minerals of an igneous rock.
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Origin of pyrogenic

First recorded in 1850–55; pyro- + -genic
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British Dictionary definitions for pyrogenic

pyrogenic

pyrogenous (paɪˈrɒdʒɪnəs)

/ (ˌpaɪrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk) /

adjective
produced by or producing heat
pathol causing or resulting from fever
geology less common words for igneous
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Medical definitions for pyrogenic

pyrogenic
[ pī′rō-jĕnĭk ]

adj.
Producing or produced by fever.
Caused by or generating heat.

Other words from pyrogenic

py′ro•ge•nici•ty (-rō-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.
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