Apyrous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Apyrous Incombustible; capable of sustaining a strong heat without alteration of form or properties.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • apyrous Incombustible, or capable of sustaining a strong heat without alteration of form or properties, as asbestos, mica, and talc. Apyrous bodies differ from refractory ones in remaining unchanged even under extreme heat, while the latter may be altered even though not fused by fire.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. ; 'a priv. + fire