pyros

pyro

[pahy-roh]
noun, plural pyros. Informal.
a pyromaniac.

Origin:
by shortening; cf. -o

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pyro-
comb. form meaning "fire," from Gk. pyro-, combining form of pyr (gen. pyros) "fire" (see pyre).
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pyro- or pyr-
pref.

  1. Fire; heat: pyrophobia.

  2. Relating to the action of fire or heat: pyrolysis.

  3. Fever: pyrogen.

  4. Derived from an acid by the loss of a water molecule: pyrophosphoric acid.

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