pyrogen etymology

English word pyrogen comes from English pyro- ((chemistry) orthoacid.. Fever.. Fire, heat.), English -gen (A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.)

Detailed word origin of pyrogen

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
pyro- English (eng) (chemistry) orthoacid.. Fever.. Fire, heat.
-gen English (eng) A producer of something, e.g. hydrogen.
pyrogen English (eng) (medicine) Any substance that produces fever, or a rise in body temperature.

Words with the same origin as pyrogen

Descendants of pyro-
MDPV pyro pyroacetic ether pyroantimonic pyrobitumen pyrocatechol pyrocitric pyroconversion pyrodiversity pyrogallic pyrography pyrolytic pyrolytically pyromagnetic pyromaniac pyromellitic pyrometallurgical pyrometry pyrophile pyrophobe pyrotechnical pyrotherapeutic pyrovalerone pyroxene pyroxylic
Descendants of -gen
acrogen androgen antiflorigenic carcinogen carcinogenic chalcogenide comedogenic estrogen gasogen hallucinogen hallucinogenic litogen melanogen morphogen mutagen narced neogen nitragin nitrogen organogen osteogen procarcinogen pruritogen zymogen