capable of igniting spontaneously when exposed to air, as certain finely divided metals
Origin of pyrophoricfrom 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.