Share this entry

Share this page

pyrogen

Syllabification: py·ro·gen
Pronunciation: /ˈpīrəjən
 
/

Definition of pyrogen in English:

noun

Medicine
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.

Definition of pyrogen in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈemyələs
adjective
seeking to emulate or imitate someone or something