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Pronunciation: /ˈpʌɪrəʊ/

Definition of pyro- in English:


1Relating to fire: pyromania
2 Chemistry & Mineralogy Denoting a compound or mineral that is formed or affected by heat or has a fiery colour: pyrophosphate pyroxene


From Greek pur 'fire'.

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