Definition of pyrosis in English:


Line breaks: pyr|osis
Pronunciation: /pʌɪˈrəʊsɪs


  • another term for heartburn.
    More example sentences
    • Recurrent pyrosis and dysphagia are the most common symptoms in these patients.
    • In view of the significant pyrosis, an endoscopy was performed.
    • I presume that this is the feeling called dyspepsia or pyrosis in countries where those terms are used.


late 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek purōsis, from puroun 'set on fire', from pur 'fire'.

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