Pyro meaning

pīrō
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A person who has a compulsion to set fires; a pyromaniac.
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Fire; heat.

Pyrotechnic.

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Relating to the action of fire or heat.

Pyrography.

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Fever.

Pyrogen.

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Formed upon heating, by loss of water or another small molecule.

Pyrosulfuric acid.

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Fire, heat.

Pyromania, pyrometer.

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A formation due to the action of heat.

Pyroxenite.

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(slang) A pyromaniac.
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(archaic, chiefly photography) Pyrogallic acid.
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(chemistry) Orthoacid.
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Origin of pyro

  • < Gr pyr (gen. pyros), fire

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • New Latin from Greek puro- from pūr fire paəwr̥ in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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

    From Wiktionary

  • By shortening from pyromaniac or pyrocellulose.

    From Wiktionary

  • Eventually of Latin origin.

    From Wiktionary