- Pyrothonide Py*roth"o*nide, n. [Pyro- + Gr. ? linen.] (Med.) A kind of empyreumatic oil produced by the combustion of textures of hemp, linen, or cotton in a copper vessel, -- formerly used as a remedial agent. --Dunglison. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.