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Made by the destructive distillation of wood.
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(ˌpaɪrəʊˈlɪɡnɪəs) or


(Chemistry) (of a substance) produced by the action of heat on wood, esp by destructive distillation
[C18: from French pyroligneux, from pyro- + ligneux ligneous]
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Adj.1.pyroligneous - of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation
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Table 4: Effects of different mixtures of herbicides and pyroligneous acids on the yield components of rice1
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In organically managed orchards the species has traditionally been controlled with oils, plant extracts, and solutions such as pyroligneous extract and lime sulfur.
Red Arrow Products, a Wisconsin company that manufactures liquid smoke flavorings from bio-oil, combusts the pyroligneous byproduct of their process, combined with char and noncondensable exit gases, to provide their process heat.
Technical Research Association for Multiuse of Carbonized Materials (TRA) (Ed.) (1990) Technical Report on the Research Report of the New Uses of Wood Charcoal and Pyroligneous acid (Wood Vinegar).
Ammonia removal characteristics by pyroligneous liquid at livestock farmhouse.
Koyotakara, a Japanese invention, is a teabag-like sachet stuffed full of natural body-cleansing ingredients, including pyroligneous acid which is known for its ability to draw out toxins.
These have not yet completed their useful course; the less corroded parts are cut into strips, punched with small holes, and varnished with a coarse black varnish for the use of the trunk-maker, who protects the edges and angles of his boxes with them; the remainder are conveyed to the manufacturing chemists in the outskirts of the town, who employ them in combination with pyroligneous acid, in making a black die for the use of calico printer" (Babbage [1835] 1986, 11-12).