pyrognomic

adjective
py·​ro·​gno·​mic | \ ¦pīrə¦nōmik, -rəg¦n-, -näm- \

Definition of pyrognomic

: readily becoming incandescent when heated due to rapid exothermic recrystallization used of metamict minerals (as gadolinite)

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History and Etymology for pyrognomic

pyr- + Greek gnōmon knower, discerner, index + English -ic

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“Pyrognomic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyrognomic. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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