-agogue


a combining form with the meaning “leader, bringer,” of that named by the initial element, occurring in loanwords from Greek (demagogue; pedagogue); used also in medical terms that denote substances inducing the expulsion or secretion of that named by the initial element (cholagogue; hemagogue).

Nearby words

  1. -aea,
  2. -aean,
  3. -aemia,
  4. -age,
  5. -agog,
  6. -agra,
  7. -aholic,
  8. -aire,
  9. -al,
  10. -ales

Also -agog.

Origin of -agogue

< Greek -agōgos, -ē, -on, akin to ágein to lead, cognate with Latin agere to lead, drive, Old Norse aka to carry, convey

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British Dictionary definitions for -agogue

-agogue

esp US -agog

n combining form

indicating a person or thing that leads or incites to actionpedagogue; demagogue
denoting a substance that stimulates the secretion of somethinggalactagogue
Derived Forms-agogic, adj combining form-agogy, n combining form

Word Origin for -agogue

via Late Latin from Greek agōgos leading, from agein to lead

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Medicine definitions for -agogue

-agogue

suff.

A substance that stimulates the flow of:hemagogue.

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