gyro-

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gyro-

pref.
1. Spinning: gyromagnetic.
2. Circle; spiral: gyroplane.
3. Gyroscopic: gyrostabilizer.

[Greek gūro-, circular, from gūros, circle.]

gyro-

or before a vowel

gyr-

combining form
1. indicating rotating or gyrating motion: gyroscope.
2. indicating a spiral
3. (General Physics) indicating a gyroscope: gyrocompass.
[via Latin from Greek guro-, from guros circle]

gy•ro1

(ˈdʒaɪ roʊ)

n., pl. -ros.

gy•ro2

(ˈdʒɪər oʊ, ˈʒɪər oʊ; Gk. ˈyi rɔ)

n.
pressed beef or lamb roasted on a vertical spit, thinly sliced, and usu. served in a sandwich on pita bread.
[1970–75; < Modern Greek gŷros literally, turn, revolution; see gyre]

gyro-

a combining form meaning “circle, rotation” ( gyromagnetic), “gyroscope” (gyrostabilizer).
[< Greek. gŷros ring, n. use of gȳrós round]