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 (pī′rō-jĕn′ĭk) also py·rog·e·nous (pī-rŏj′ə-nəs)
1. Producing or produced by fever.
2. Caused by or generating heat.
3. Of or relating to solid rock formed from molten rock; igneous.

py′ro·ge·nic′i·ty (-rō-jə-nĭs′ĭ-tē) n.


Geology. produced by the action of heat, hot solutions, etc. — pyrogenic, adj.
See also: Fire
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Adj.1.pyrogenous - produced by or producing fever
2.pyrogenous - produced under conditions involving intense heat; "igneous rock is rock formed by solidification from a molten state; especially from molten magma"; "igneous fusion is fusion by heat alone"; "pyrogenic strata"
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Thermal destruction of kukersite begins at 170-180[degrees]C, and pyrogenous water appears at 270-290[degrees]C.
Both oil shales are characterized by low yields of pyrogenous water in the liquid retorting products: kukersite 13.