Pyrolignic
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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  • pyrolignic — adjective produced from wood by the action of heat Syn: pyroligneous …   Wiktionary

  • pyrolignic — py·ro·lig·nic …   English syllables

  • pyrolignic — adjective of a substance produced by the effect of heat on wood, especially by destructive distillation • Syn: ↑pyroligneous • Pertains to noun: ↑pyrolysis, ↑pyrolysis (for: ↑pyroligneous) * * * nik adjecti …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

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