pyrogenetic

pyrogenic

[pahy-ruh-jen-ik]
adjective
1.
producing or produced by heat or fever.
2.
Also, pyrogenetic [pahy-roh-juh-net-ik] . Geology. produced by heat, as the anhydrous minerals of an igneous rock.

Origin:
1850–55; pyro- + -genic

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pyrogenic or pyrogenous (ˌpaɪrəʊˈdʒɛnɪk, paɪˈrɒdʒɪnəs)
 
adj
1.  produced by or producing heat
2.  pathol causing or resulting from fever
3.  geology less common words for igneous
 
pyrogenous or pyrogenous
 
adj

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pyrogenic py·ro·gen·ic (pī'rō-jěn'ĭk) or py·rog·e·nous (pī-rŏj'ə-nəs)
adj.

  1. Producing or produced by fever.

  2. Caused by or generating heat.


py'ro·ge·nic'i·ty (-rō-jə-nĭs'ĭ-tē) n.
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