Empyreuma Em`py*reu"ma, n. [NL., from Gr. ? a live coal covered with ashes, fr. ? to set on fire, fr. ?: cf. F. empyreume. See {Empyreal}.] (Chem.) The peculiar smell and taste arising from products of decomposition of animal or vegetable substances when burnt in close vessels.

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  • Empyreuma — (gr.), 1) das Anbrennen; 2) der brandige Geschmack beim Kochen angebrannter Speisen u. Getränke; 3) die bei der trockenen Destillation organischer Substanzen entstehenden, meist mit einem eigenthümlichen (empyreumatischen, brenzlichen) Geruch… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Empyreuma — (griech.), brenzliger Geruch oder Geschmack; empyreumatisch, brenzlig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Empyreuma — Empyreuma, griech., der brenzliche Geruch; durch Verbrennen entstandene Stoffe; empyreumatische Oele, die durch Destillation organ. Substanzen bei hoher Temperatur gewonnenen …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Empyreuma — Taxobox name = Empyreuma regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Lepidoptera familia = Arctiidae genus = Empyreuma Empyreuma is a genus of moth in the family Arctiidae.References* [http://www.nhm.ac.uk/jdsml/research… …   Wikipedia

  • empyreuma — Characteristic odor given off by organic substances when charred or subjected to destructive distillation in closed vessels. [G. a banked fire] * * * em·py·reu·ma .em pə rü mə, .pī n, pl ma·ta mət ə the peculiar odor of the products of organic… …   Medical dictionary

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  • empireuma — (Del lat. empyreuma < gr. empyreuma < en, en + pyreuo.) ► sustantivo masculino QUÍMICA Olor y sabor acres y desagradables adquiridos por algunas sustancias orgánicas al someterlas a fuego violento. * * * empireuma (del lat. «empyreuma», del …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Fetor — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Fetor >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 fetor fetor Sgm: N 1 bad bad &c. >Adj. smell bad odor Sgm: N 1 stench stench stink Sgm: N 1 foul odor foul odor malodor …   English dictionary for students

  • Empyreumatic — Em py*reu*mat ic, Empyreumatical Em py*reu*mat ic*al, a. [Cf. F. empyreumatique.] Of or pertaining to empyreuma; as, an empyreumatic odor. [1913 Webster] {Empyreumatic oils}, oils obtained by distilling various organic substances at high… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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