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cyclo

1

[ see-kloh, sahy- ]

noun

, plural cy·clos.
  1. (especially in Vietnam) cycle rickshaw ( def ).


cyclo-

2
  1. a combining form meaning “cycle,” used in the formation of compound words:

    cyclohexane.

cyclo.

3

abbreviation for

  1. cyclopedia.
  2. cyclotron.

cyclo-

combining_form

  1. indicating a circle or ring

    cyclotron

  2. denoting a cyclic compound

    cyclohexane



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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclo1

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”); cyclo-, push )

Origin of cyclo2

< Greek kyklo-, combining form of kýklos circle, ring; cognate with Sanskrit cakra, wheel

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cyclo1

from Greek kuklos cycle

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Example Sentences

Probably the only hope of relieving the tension is by the use of eserine or the performance of a cyclo-dialysis.

And will continue to be "useful to man," our current cyclo-and-auto-motormania notwithstanding.

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