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pyrogen

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noun py·ro·gen \ˈpī-rə-jən\

Definition of pyrogen

  1. :  a fever-producing substance



Origin and Etymology of pyrogen

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1875


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pyrogen

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noun py·ro·gen \ˈpī-rə-jən\

Medical Definition of pyrogen

  1. :  a fever-producing substance (as various thermostable products of bacterial metabolism)




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