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cyclo-

1.
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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British Dictionary definitions for cyclo-

cyclo-

combining form
1.
indicating a circle or ring cyclotron
2.
denoting a cyclic compound cyclohexane
Word Origin
from Greek kukloscycle
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cyclo- in Medicine

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

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