pyrophoric

adjective py·ro·phor·ic \ ˌpī-rə-ˈfȯr-ik , -ˈfär- \

Definition of pyrophoric

1 : igniting spontaneously
2 : emitting sparks when scratched or struck especially with steel

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Origin and Etymology of pyrophoric

New Latin pyrophorus, from Greek pyrophoros fire-bearing, from pyr- + -phoros carrying — more at -phore


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