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pyr-

combining form

Definition of pyr-

  1. 1 :  fire :  heat <pyrometer> <pyrheliometer>

  2. 2 a :  produced by or as if by the action of heat <pyroelectricity> b :  derived from a corresponding ortho acid by loss usually of one molecule of water from two molecules of acid <pyrophosphoric acid>

  3. 3 :  fever <pyrogenic>



Variants of pyr-

or pyro-

Origin of pyr-

Greek, from pyr — more at fire


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