cyclo-

cyclo-

a combining form meaning “cycle,” used in the formation of compound words: cyclohexane.
Also, especially before a vowel, cycl-.


Origin:
< Greek kyklo-, combining form of kýklos circle, ring; cognate with Sanskrit cakra, wheel

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cyclo- or (before a vowel) cycl-
 
combining form
1.  indicating a circle or ring: cyclotron
2.  denoting a cyclic compound: cyclohexane
 
[from Greek kukloscycle]
 
cycl- or (before a vowel) cycl-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek kukloscycle]

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cyclo- or cycl-
pref.
Circle; cycle: cyclophoria. A cyclic compound: cyclopeptide.

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