Definition of Pyrogen

1. Noun. Any substance characterized by its great flammability.

Generic synonyms: Substance



2. Noun. Any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature.
Exact synonyms: Pyrectic
Generic synonyms: Substance
Derivative terms: Pyrectic, Pyrogenous

Definition of Pyrogen

1. n. Electricity.

Definition of Pyrogen

1. Noun. (medicine) Any substance that produces fever, or a rise in body temperature ¹

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Definition of Pyrogen

1. a substance that produces fever [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pyrogen

pyrocumulus
pyroelectric
pyroelectric effect
pyroelectrical
pyroelectrically
pyroelectricity
pyroelectrics
pyroelectrodynamic
pyroelectrodynamics
pyrogallate
pyrogallates
pyrogallic
pyrogallic acid
pyrogallol
pyrogallols
pyrogen (current term)
pyrogenetic
pyrogenic
pyrogenicities
pyrogenicity
pyrogenous
pyrogens
pyrogeography
pyroglutamate
pyroglutamates
pyroglutamic
pyroglutamic acid
pyroglutamic acids
pyroglutamine
pyrognostic

Literary usage of Pyrogen

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1851)
"pyrogen acts in a similar manner, and by its abstraction or introduction chemical action ... But the presence of pyrogen, which returns to it on breaking ..."

2. The Supplement to the Penny Cyclopædia of the Society for the Diffusion of by George Long, Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (Great Britain) (1846)
"pyrogen acts in a similar manner, and by its abstraction or introduction chemical action ... But the presence of pyrogen, which returns to it on breaking ..."

3. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1881)
"... and also from its origin from pus, and its fever-producing power, as pyrogen. Dr. Drysdale suggests that if employed as a therapeutic agent it might be ..."

4. The Materia Medica of the Nosodes with Provings of the X-ray by Henry C. Allen (1910)
"In the last she complained of the same itching, when Dr. Lippe advised Psorinum. In two days erysipelas appeared. Her face was very much swollen. pyrogen. ..."

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