Definition of pyrogenic in English:

pyrogenic

Syllabification: py·ro·gen·ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōˈjenik
 
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adjective

Medicine
  • 1Inducing fever.
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    • They can cause pyrogenic reaction symptoms, including fever, chills, and hypotension.
    • Endotoxin bacteria also are called pyrogenic bacteria because they activate the inflammatory process and produce fever.
    • The pyrogenic exotoxins, also known as erythrogenic toxins, are responsible for the rash of scarlet fever.
  • 1.1Caused or produced by combustion or the application of heat: pyrogenic factors affecting the fluctuation of the forest-savanna boundary
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    • Xeric oak scrub communities are pyrogenic, so their flora and fauna have developed adaptations to fire.
    • Our results confirm the nature of Florida scrub as an ‘autosuccessional’ ecosystem, typical of most pyrogenic shrublands.
    • Fire-suppression efforts soon followed, largely eliminating fire from these pyrogenic forests.

Derivatives

pyrogenicity

Pronunciation: /ˌpīrōjəˈnisitē/
noun
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  • Bioburden testing, pyrogenicity testing, sterility testing, and EtO residual testing also are performed.

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