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[noh-nuh] /ˈnoʊ nə/
noun, Pathology.
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] /ˈnɒnˈeɪ ˈnɒnˈbi/
noun, Pathology.
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.


a combining form meaning “nine, ninth,” used in the formation of compound words:
nonagon. Unabridged
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  • In the 1950s, Bill also worked for Chez Ninon, a couture salon owned by the socially well-connected nona Park and Sophie Shonnard.

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combining form
nine: nonagon
Word Origin
from Latin nōnus
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before vowels non-, word-forming element from comb. form of Latin nonus "ninth" (see nones).

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