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Meaning of pyrostat

py•ro•stat

Pronunciation: (pī'ru-stat"), [key]
— n.
  1. a thermostat for high temperatures.
  2. a safety device that, when a fire breaks out in its vicinity, automatically causes a mechanism to sound a warning alarm.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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