Definition of pyrogenesis in English:

pyrogenesis

noun

  • 1Medicine. The production or causation of fever. Later also: = "thermogenesis" (rare).

  • 2Chemical synthesis brought about by the action of fire or heat.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From pyro- + -genesis.

Pronunciation

pyrogenesis

/ˌpʌɪrə(ʊ)ˈdʒɛnɪsɪs/