<chemistry> Any one of several substances or mixtures which phosphoresce or ignite spontaneously on exposure to air, as a heated mixture of alum, potash, and charcoal, or a mixture of charcoal and finely divided lead.

Origin: NL. See Pyrophorous.

(01 Mar 1998)

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