Definition of pyrotoxin in English:

pyrotoxin

noun

  • 1Medicine. A pyrogen; specifically a pyrogenic bacterial toxin. Now rare.

  • 2A toxic substance, especially an environmental pollutant, produced by combustion (including natural fires).

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Lancet. From pyro- + toxin.

Pronunciation

pyrotoxin

/ˈpʌɪrə(ʊ)tɒksɪn/