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[pahy-ruh-kem-i-kuh l] /ˌpaɪ rəˈkɛm ɪ kəl/

pertaining to or producing change at high temperatures.
of, concerned with, being, producing, or resulting from chemical changes at high temperatures
Relating to or designating chemical activity at elevated temperatures. Pyrochemical reactions are used, for example, to bring about the transmutation of certain transuranic elements.


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