Causing fever. SEE ALSO: febrifacient. SYN: pyretogenetic, pyretogenic, pyretogenous.

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py·ro·gen·ic .pī-rō-'jen-ik adj producing or produced by fever

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py·ro·gen·ic (pi″ro-jenґik) [pyro- + -genic] causing fever. Called also febrifacient and pyretic.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Pyrogenic — Pyr o*gen ic, a. [Pyro + gen + ic.] (Physiol.) Producing heat; said of substances, as septic poisons, which elevate the temperature of the body and cause fever. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pyrogenic — [pī räj′ə nəspī΄rə jen′ik] adj. [ PYRO + GENIC] 1. producing, or produced by, heat or fever 2. IGNEOUS: Also pyrogenous [pī räj′ə nəs] …   English World dictionary

  • pyrogenic — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1852 1. of or relating to igneous origin 2. producing or produced by heat or fever • pyrogenicity noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pyrogenic — Causing fever. See pyrogen …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • pyrogenic — /puy reuh jen ik/, adj. 1. producing or produced by heat or fever. 2. Also, pyrogenetic /puy roh jeuh net ik/. Geol. produced by heat, as the anhydrous minerals of an igneous rock. [1850 55; PYRO + GENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyrogenic — adjective a) producing heat, especially in the body b) producing fever See Also: pyrogenous …   Wiktionary

  • pyrogenic — paɪərÉ™ dÊ’enɪk adj. causing a rise in body temperature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyrogenic — adjective 1》 Medicine inducing fever. 2》 resulting from combustion or heating. Derivatives pyrogenicity noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • pyrogenic — py·ro·gen·ic …   English syllables

  • pyrogenic — py•ro•gen•ic [[t]ˌpaɪ rəˈdʒɛn ɪk[/t]] adj. pat producing or produced by heat or fever …   From formal English to slang

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