phlogistic

adjective

phlo·​gis·​tic flō-ˈji-stik How to pronounce phlogistic (audio)
1
[Greek phlogistos] : of or relating to inflammations and fevers
2
[New Latin phlogiston] : of or relating to phlogiston

Word History

First Known Use

1732, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of phlogistic was in 1732

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“Phlogistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phlogistic. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition

phlogistic

adjective
phlo·​gis·​tic flō-ˈjis-tik How to pronounce phlogistic (audio)
: of or relating to inflammations and fevers
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