pyrogenic

[ pahy-ruh-jen-ik ]
/ ˌpaɪ rəˈdʒɛn ɪk /

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.

Nearby words

  1. pyroelectricity,
  2. pyrogallate,
  3. pyrogallol,
  4. pyrogen,
  5. pyrogenetic,
  6. pyrogenous,
  7. pyroglobulin,
  8. pyrognostics,
  9. pyrograph,
  10. pyrographic

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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Medicine definitions for pyrogenic

pyrogenic

[ pī′rō-jĕnĭk ]

adj.

Producing or produced by fever.
Caused by or generating heat.
Related formspy′ro•ge•nici•ty (-rō-jə-nĭsĭ-tē) n.


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