Definition of pyrogen in English:

pyrogen

noun

Medicine
  • A substance, typically produced by a bacterium, which produces fever when introduced or released into the blood.

    ‘pyrogens affect the central neurons’
    • ‘A proprietary finishing system ensures that the fabric will meet specified pyrogen levels.’
    • ‘The rabbit pyrogen test is well established as an official end-product test.’
    • ‘Tests must be performed for pyrogens, sterility, and EO residues.’
    • ‘He is responsible for all pyrogen and bacterial endotoxins testing issues.’

Pronunciation:

pyrogen

/ˈpʌɪrədʒ(ə)n/