[ see-kloh, sahy- ]
/ ˈsi kloʊ, saɪ- /

noun, plural cy·clos.

a three-wheeled pedaled or motorized taxi in southeast Asia; rickshaw.

Origin of cyclo

< French cyclo(-pousse), equivalent to cyclo- combining form representing cycle motorized or pedaled bicycle or tricycle (see cyclo-) + pousse apparently short for pousse-pousse rickshaw (reduplication of pousse, noun derivative of pousser to push)

Definition for cyclo (2 of 3)

Definition for cyclo (3 of 3)


a combining form meaning “cycle,” used in the formation of compound words: cyclohexane.
Also especially before a vowel, cycl-.

Origin of cyclo-

< Greek kyklo-, combining form of kýklos circle, ring; cognate with Sanskrit cakra, wheel Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for cyclo


before a vowel cycl-

combining form

indicating a circle or ringcyclotron
denoting a cyclic compoundcyclohexane

Word Origin for cyclo-

from Greek kuklos cycle
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Medicine definitions for cyclo



Circle; cycle:cyclophoria.
A cyclic compound:cyclopeptide.
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