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1. A combining form or prefix meaning relating to fire, heat, or fever.

See: pyr-, pyreto-.

2. <chemistry> A combining form or prefix meaning derivatives formed by removal of water (usually by heat) to form anhydrides. Abbreviation of pyrogallic acid.

See: anhydro-.

Origin: G. Pyr, fire

(21 Jun 2000)

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