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WORDS THAT USE PY-
What does py- mean?
Py- comes from the Greek pýon, meaning “pus.”
Py- is a variant of pyo-, which loses its –o– when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels.
Want to know more? Read our Words That Use pyo- article.
Examples of py-
This one’s not for the squeamish. One medical term that features the combining form py- is pyemesis, meaning “the vomiting of pus.”
The first part of the word, py- means “pus.” The second part of the word, emesis, is a medical term for “vomiting. Literally translated, pyemesis is “pus vomiting.”
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