pyr-

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pyro-

Definition of pyr-

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

  2. 2a :  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>

Origin and Etymology of pyr-

Greek, from pyr — more at fire


Medical Dictionary

pyr-

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pyro-

Medical Definition of pyr-

  1. 1:  fire :  heat <pyromania>

  2. 2:  fever <pyrogen>


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