Pyroligneous Pyr`o*lig"ne*ous, Pyrolignic Pyr`o*lig"nic, a. [Pyro-+ L. lignum wood: cf. F. pyroligneux.] (Old Chem.) Pertaining to, or designating, the acid liquid obtained in the distillation of wood, consisting essentially of impure acetic acid. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyroligneous — [pī΄rō lig′nē əs] adj. [Fr pyroligneux < pyro + L lignum, wood: see LIGNEOUS] produced by the destructive distillation of wood …   English World dictionary

  • pyroligneous — /puy reuh lig nee euhs/, adj. produced by the distillation of wood. Also, pyrolignic. [1780 90; PYRO + LIGNEOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • pyroligneous — adjective Produced from wood by the action of heat, especially by destructive distillation. Syn: pyrolignic …   Wiktionary

  • pyroligneous — Relating to or produced by the dry distillation of wood. [pyro + L. lignum, wood] * * * py·ro·lig·ne·ous (pi″ro ligґne əs) [pyro + ligneous] pertaining to the destructive distillation of wood …   Medical dictionary

  • pyroligneous — paɪərəʊ lɪgnɪəs adj. pertaining to the liquid obtained by distilling of wood …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pyroligneous — py·ro·lig·ne·ous …   English syllables

  • pyroligneous — /paɪroʊˈlɪgniəs/ (say puyroh ligneeuhs) adjective produced by the distillation of wood. Also, pyrolignic. {pyro + Latin ligneus of wood} …   Australian English dictionary

  • pyroligneous —   a. produced by action of heat on wood …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyroligneous — adj. produced by the action of fire or heat on wood …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyroligneous acid — Pyroligneous acid, also called wood vinegar, is a dark liquid produced through the natural act of carbonization, which occurs when wood is heated in an airless container during charcoal production. Contents 1 Chemical components 2 Medicinal uses… …   Wikipedia

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