Definition of pyrolytic in US English:

pyrolytic

adjective

Chemistry
  • See pyrolysis

    • ‘This type of joint is constructed out of durable pyrolytic carbon and graphite, making it strong and wear resistant.’
    • ‘In 1969 a new allotropic form of carbon was produced during the sublimation of pyrolytic graphite at low pressures.’
    • ‘The glass is processed online by chemical vapour deposition to acquire a hard, pyrolytic coating.’
    • ‘In addition, possible toxicological implications of these constituents and their pyrolytic products are explored.’
    • ‘Getting down on your knees to scrub your oven is no longer on the menu, thanks to pyrolytic self - cleaning.’

Pronunciation

pyrolytic

/ˌpīrəˈlitik/