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py·ro·gen·ic(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.
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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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