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  • Combining forms designating fire or heat; specifically (Chem.), used to imply an actual or theoretical derivative by the action of heat; as in pyrophosphoric, pyrosulphuric, pyrotartaric, pyrotungstic, etc.

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  • prefix fire, heat.
  • prefix fever.
  • prefix chemistry orthoacid.

Etymologies

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From Latin pyr, from Ancient Greek πῦρ (pur, "fire").

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