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nona

[noh-nuh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. sleeping sickness(def 2).

Origin of nona

< Latin nōna (hōra) ninth (hour); i.e., late stage in life of patient

hepatitis non-A, non-B

[non-ey non-bee]
noun Pathology.
  1. a disease of the liver that is clinically indistinguishable from hepatitis B but is caused by a retrovirus or retroviruslike agent.
Also called non-A, non-B hepatitis.

nona-

  1. a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words: nonagon.
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  • Nona cried out: "Grant, tell me quickly, what are they; what is pulling them?"

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner

  • Nona was gripping his hand with a pressure that penetrated the fabric.

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner

  • Nona saw him jerk his head back, heard his involuntary cry of horror.

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner

  • He pulled Nona up after him, thrust her to one side, behind the protection of the wall.

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner

  • He heard a little choked cry from Nona; she had seen them, too.

    Pirates of the Gorm

    Nat Schachner


British Dictionary definitions for nona

nona-

before a vowel non-

combining form
  1. ninenonagon

Word Origin

from Latin nōnus
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Word Origin and History for nona

nona-

before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus "ninth" (see nones).

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