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"pyo" is from "pyon" (pus) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"pyo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "pus" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

pyo- illustration Pyoderma is the second most common inflammatory skin disease of dogs.
pyo- illustration Other factors contributing to the development of pyorrhoea include injury to the gums and incorrect brushing.