[ see-kloh, sahy- ]
/ ˈsi kloʊ, saɪ- /
noun, plural cy·clos.
(especially in Vietnam) cycle rickshaw.
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Origin of cyclo
First recorded in 1960–65; from French cyclo(-pousse), equivalent to cyclo- , combining form representing cycle “motorized or pedaled bicycle or tricycle” + pousse , apparently short for pousse-pousse “rickshaw” (reduplication of pousse, noun derivative of pousser “to move, push, shift”); see origin at cyclo-,push)
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Definition for cyclo (2 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
Definition for cyclo (3 of 3)
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British Dictionary definitions for cyclo
before a vowel cycl-
indicating a circle or ringcyclotron
denoting a cyclic compoundcyclohexane
Word Origin for cyclo-
from Greek kuklos cycle
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Medical definitions for cyclo
A cyclic compound:cyclopeptide.
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