variants or pyro-
1
: fire : heat
pyrometer
pyrheliometer
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
: fever
pyrogenic

Word History

Etymology

Greek, from pyr — more at fire

Dictionary Entries Near pyr-

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“Pyr-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pyr-. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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