cyclo-, cycl-, -cycle, -cyclic, -cyclical, -cycles
(Greek: around, round, circle, circular)
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2. A race of one-eyed giants, that were supposedly descended from the Titans, living on the island of Sicily.
"Many cases of the cyclospora are self healing; however, sometimes antibiotics can speed recovery and reduce symptoms faster."
"Often, the cyclospora symptoms seem to go away, but they can return a few more times."
"Generally, outbreaks of cyclospora take place when food or water is contaminated with the parasite."
"The parasite is more common in tropical countries, and previous outbreaks in the United States came from eating fresh produce that was imported from these regions."
"The causes of the contaminations of cyclospora could be a result of unclean produce or the use of unsanitary irrigation methods that are utilized to grow the produce; so far, research has not been able to determine what is causing the infections for consumers."
2. A psychiatric disorder in which the patient has frequent, relatively mild mood swings, between elation and depression.
Cyclothymia is a mild mood disorder which is sometimes seen as more of a personality trait than an illness. It is characterised by repetitive periods of mild depression followed by periods of normal or a slightly elevated mood (depressions and euphorias). A percentage of cyclothymics go on to develop full-blown bipolar disorder at some stage in their lives, while others suffer from forms of depression or other more severe mood disorders.
Some researchers have theorized that cyclothymia is common among creative and high-achieving people, with the idea being that cyclothymics develop new ideas during their brief high periods and then persist through the work necessary to achieve that new idea during their lengthy low periods.
2. A circular particle accelerator in which charged subatomic particles generated at a central source are accelerated spirally outward in a plane perpendicular to a fixed magnetic field by an alternating electric field.
A cyclotron is capable of generating particle energies between a few million and several tens of millions of electron volts.3. An accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles.