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Decomposition or transformation of a compound caused by heat.

py′ro·lyt′ic (-rə-lĭt′ĭk) adj.
py′ro·lyt′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Chemistry) in a pyrolytic manner
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A ZEEnit 60 model atomic absorption spectrometer (Analytik Jena AG, Germany) equipped with a transversally heated graphite atomizer, a pyrolytically coated graphite tube, and a transversal Zeeman-effect background corrector was used for the determination of Cu and Fe.
A 20 l blood sample was injected by eppendorff pipette and Hitachi graphite platform inserted into pyrolytically coated tubes [21].
Pyrolytically coated graphite tubes, hollow cathode lamp (operated at 3 mA), and deuterium lamp were supplied by Analytik Jena.
The carbon nano fibers (with comparatively lower surface energy) enhanced the osteoblast attachment, whilst the pyrolytically stripped fibers (with high surface energy compared to the carbon nano fibers), besides increasing the osteoblast attachment, decreased the adhesion of fibroblasts, chondrocytes and smooth muscle cells.