pyr-

combining form
variants: or pyro-

Definition of pyr-

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

Origin and Etymology of pyr-

Greek, from pyr — more at fire


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