pyrogenic

adjective

py·​ro·​gen·​ic ˌpī-rō-ˈje-nik How to pronounce pyrogenic (audio)
1
: of or relating to igneous origin
2
: producing or produced by heat or fever
pyrogenicity noun

Keep scrolling for more

Example Sentences

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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'pyrogenic.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Keep scrolling for more

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pyrogenic was in 1823

Dictionary Entries Near pyrogenic

Cite this Entry

“Pyrogenic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrogenic. Accessed 26 Sep. 2022.

Keep scrolling for more

Keep scrolling for more

Medical Definition

pyrogenic

adjective

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

Last Updated: 1 Aug 2022

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ