Pyrophoric iron
Pyrophoric Pyr`o*phor"ic, Pyrophorous Py*roph"o*rous, a. [Pyro- + Gr. fe`rein to bear.] Light-producing; of or pertaining to pyrophorus. [1913 Webster]

{Pyrophoric iron} (Chem.), finely reduced iron, which ignites spontaneously on contact with air. [1913 Webster]


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