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- a combining form meaning “pus,” used in the formation of compound words: pyogenesis.
Also especially before a vowel, py-.
Origin of pyo-
< Greek, combining form of pýon; akin to Latin pūs pus
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Examples from the Web for pyo
It's natu'al he should cling to the one pyo tie that holds him to us.
I'm jiss that bole an' rackless I'd resk twenty lives faw jiss one hafe a finger o' pyo whiskey.
Faw, Mr. March, the legislatu'e will neveh be pyo anywher's else esceptin' in Suez, an' not evm myseff!
Mr. Mahch, escuse me by pyo accident earwhilin' yo' colloquial terms.
before a vowel py-
- denoting puspyosis
from Greek puon
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Word Origin and History for pyo
word-forming element meaning "pus," from comb. form of Greek puon "pus" (see pus).
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