phlogistic

adjective
phlo·​gis·​tic | \ flō-ˈji-stik How to pronounce phlogistic (audio) \

Definition of phlogistic

1 [ Greek phlogistos ] : of or relating to inflammations and fevers
2 [ New Latin phlogiston ] : of or relating to phlogiston

First Known Use of phlogistic

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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phlogistic

adjective
phlo·​gis·​tic | \ flō-ˈjis-tik How to pronounce phlogistic (audio) \

Medical Definition of phlogistic

: of or relating to inflammations and fevers

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