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pyrophoric

py·ro·phor·ic

pyrophoric

pronunciation:
paI r fo rihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition: of certain metals, capable of igniting spontaneously in air or within a nuclear reactor.
Word Parts
The word pyrophoric contains the following parts:
phor, -phore Greek root that means carry, bear
pyr, pyro Greek root that means fire, heat, fever