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Tyr

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noun \ˈtir\

Definition of Tyr

  1. :  a god of war in Norse mythology



Origin of tyr

Old Norse Tȳr; akin to Old English Tīw Tiu — more at deity


First Known Use: 1793


Medical Dictionary

Tyr

abbreviation

Medical Definition of Tyr

  1. tyrosine; tyrosyl




Learn More about tyr

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "Tyr" Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "Tyr"


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