Pyrophorous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pyrophorous Light-producing; of or pertaining to pyrophorus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pyrophorous Pertaining to or resembling pyrophorus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Pyro-, + Gr. fe`rein to bear

Usage

In literature:

AUBERT ET DUBOIS, R.: 1884, Sur les proprietes de la lumiere des pyrophores.
"The Nature of Animal Light" by E. Newton Harvey
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In news:

Plutonium is highly pyrophoric, meaning that, under the right conditions, it can ignite spontaneously.
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