pyrometallurgy

play
noun py·ro·met·al·lur·gy \-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē, especially British -mə-ˈta-lər-\

Definition of pyrometallurgy

  1. :  chemical metallurgy depending on heat action (as roasting and smelting)

pyrometallurgical

play \-ˌme-tə-ˈlər-ji-kəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of pyrometallurgy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1908


Learn More about pyrometallurgy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pyrometallurgy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

an alert or lookout

Get Word of the Day daily email!