Pyr`o*lig"ne*ous (?), Pyr`o*lig"nic (?), a. [Pyro-+ L. lignum wood: cf. F. pyroligneux.] Old Chem.

Pertaining to, or designating, the acid liquid obtained in the distillation of wood, consisting essentially of impure acetic acid.

 

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