capable of igniting spontaneously when exposed to air, as certain finely divided metals
Origin of pyrophoric; from Modern Latin pyrophorus (; from Classical Greek pyrophoros ; from pyr, fire + pherein, to bear) + -ic
- Spontaneously igniting in air.
- Producing sparks by friction.
Origin of pyrophoricFrom pyrophorus, substance that ignites spontaneously : from Greek purophoros, fire-bearing : puro-, pyro- + -phoros, -phorous.
From Ancient Greek Ï€Ï…ÏÎ¿Ï†ÏŒÏÎ¿Ï‚ (purophoros, “fire-bearing") +"Ž -ic.