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pyr-

1.
variant of pyro-, used before h or a vowel:
pyran.
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British Dictionary definitions for pyr-

pyr-

combining form
1.
a variant of pyro-

pyro-

combining form
1.
denoting fire, heat, or high temperature: pyromania, pyrometer
2.
caused or obtained by fire or heat: pyroelectricity
3.
(chem)
  1. denoting a new substance obtained by heating another: pyroboric acid is obtained by heating boric acid
  2. denoting an acid or salt with a water content intermediate between that of the ortho- and meta- compounds: pyro-phosphoric acid
4.
(mineralogy)
  1. having a property that changes upon the application of heat: pyromorphite
  2. having a flame-coloured appearance: pyroxylin
Word Origin
from Gk pur fire
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pyr- in Medicine

pyr- pref.
Variant of pyro-.

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