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Syllabification: py·ro·gen
Pronunciation: /ˈpīrəjən

Definition of pyrogen in English:


A substance, typically produced by a bacterium, that produces fever when introduced or released into the blood.
Example sentences
  • Tests must be performed for pyrogens, sterility, and EO residues.
  • The rabbit pyrogen test is well established as an official end-product test.
  • He is responsible for all pyrogen and bacterial endotoxins testing issues.

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