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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Pyrophorus, genus Pyrophorusnoun

    tropical click beetles

Wiktionary

  1. pyrophorusnoun

    a substance capable of taking fire spontaneously on exposure to the air, especially in a finely divided state

    Etymology: πῦρ + φέρω.

  2. Pyrophorusnoun

    a taxonomic genus, within family Lampyridae - the fireflies

    Etymology: πῦρ + φέρω.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pyrophorusnoun

    any one of several substances or mixtures which phosphoresce or ignite spontaneously on exposure to air, as a heated mixture of alum, potash, and charcoal, or a mixture of charcoal and finely divided lead

    Etymology: [NL. See Pyrophorous.]

Freebase

  1. Pyrophorus

    The term pyrophorus refers to a substance which spontaneously inflames on contact with the air; one of yellow color and blue fluorescence. In early use, the term was applied specifically to Homberg's pyrophorus, a substance made by heating alum with lampblack, flour, starch, or sugar.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pyrophorus

    pī-rof′ō-rus, n. a substance which takes fire on exposure to air: a genus of elaterid beetles.—n. Py′rophōre, any composition which takes fire on exposure to air or water.—adjs. Pyrophor′ic, Pyroph′orous. [Gr. pyr, fire, pherein, to carry.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrophorus in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of pyrophorus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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