a combining form meaning “ring,” “circle,” “spiral,” used in the formation of compound words: gyromagnetic; gyroscope.
Words nearby gyro-
Also especially before a vowel, gyr-.
Origin of gyro-
< Greek gŷros ring, noun use of gȳrós round
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British Dictionary definitions for gyro-
before a vowel gyr-
indicating rotating or gyrating motiongyroscope
indicating a spiral
indicating a gyroscopegyrocompass
Word Origin for gyro-
via Latin from Greek guro-, from guros circle
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