pyrogen

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pyrogen any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature
    • n pyrogen any substance characterized by its great flammability
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pyrogen (Physiol. Chem) A poison separable from decomposed meat infusions, and supposed to be formed from albuminous matter through the agency of bacteria.
    • Pyrogen Electricity.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pyrogen Any substance which, introduced into the blood, causes pyrexia or fever.
    • n pyrogen The electric fluid.
    • n pyrogen A substance formed by the action of heat; specifically, a carbon compound formed in this way.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Pyrogen pī′rō-jen any substance which causes fever when introduced into the blood
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Pyrogenous
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. pyr, fire, root of gignesthai, to become.

Usage

In literature:

It is, however, much more common in alluvial grounds than among primitive and pyrogenous rocks.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. II, No. 6, March, 1885" by Various
It is, however, much more common in alluvial grounds than among primitive and pyrogenous rocks.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol 3 No 3, March 1863" by Various
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In news:

And Wacker Chemie AG recently announced they have started construction of the second phase of their pyrogenic silica plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China.
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