py·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌpī-rō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce pyrogenic (audio)
: of or relating to igneous origin
: producing or produced by heat or fever
pyrogenicity noun

Examples of pyrogenic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2019, Wacker added production of pyrogenic silica. From Usa Today Network and Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 29 July 2022

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First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of pyrogenic was in 1823

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“Pyrogenic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition


py·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌpī-rō-ˈjen-ik How to pronounce pyrogenic (audio)
: producing or produced by fever
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