Pyrophanous
Pyrophanous Py*roph"a*nous, a. [Pyro- + Gr. ? to show, pass, to shine.] Rendered transparent by heat. [1913 Webster]

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  • pyrophanous — adjective made transparent or translucent when heated …   Wiktionary

  • pyrophanous — py·roph·a·nous …   English syllables

  • pyrophanous —   a. becoming transparent when heated …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pyrophanous — (ˈ)pī|räfənəs adjective Etymology: pyr + phane + ous : becoming translucent or transparent when heated …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pyrophane — Pyr o*phane, n. [See {Pyrophanous}.] (Min.) A mineral which is opaque in its natural state, but is said to change its color and become transparent by heat. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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