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Meaning of PYROGEN

Pronunciation:  'pIru`jen

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  any substance that can cause a rise in body temperature
 

PYROGEN is a 7 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: pyrectic
 
 See Also: matter, substance

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pyr"o*gen\, n. [See {Pyrogenous}.]
1. Electricity. [R.]

2. (Physiol. Chem.) A poison separable from decomposed meat
   infusions, and supposed to be formed from albuminous
   matter through the agency of bacteria.

 

 

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