Pyrognostics



[pahy-ruh g-nos-tiks] /ˌpaɪ rəgˈnɒs tɪks/

plural noun
1.
those properties of a mineral that it exhibits when heated, alone or with fluxes, in the blowpipe flame, as the fusibility, intumescence, or other phenomena of fusion, flame coloration, etc.
/ˌpaɪrɒɡˈnɒstɪks/
plural noun
1.
the characteristics of a mineral, such as fusibility and flame coloration, that are revealed by the application of heat

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