pyrogenous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pyrogenous produced under conditions involving intense heat; especially from molten magma" "igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state","igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone","pyrogenic strata"
    • adj pyrogenous produced by or producing fever
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Pyrogenous Produced by fire; igneous.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pyrogenous Producing or concerned in the production of fire or heat: as, pyrogenous action in the blood.
    • pyrogenous Produced by fire; igneous.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Pyrogenous producing fire: produced by fire
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. fire + genous,: cf. F. purogène, Gr.
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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