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pyrogenic

Line breaks: pyro|gen¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪk
 
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Definition of pyrogenic in English:

adjective

1 Medicine Inducing fever: a pyrogenic response follows intravenous injection of endotoxin
More example sentences
  • 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.
2Caused or produced by combustion or the application of heat: pyrogenic factors affecting the fluctuation of the forest-savannah boundary
More example sentences
  • 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

1
noun
Example sentences
  • Bioburden testing, pyrogenicity testing, sterility testing, and EtO residual testing also are performed.

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