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-dromous

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a combining form used to form adjectives corresponding to nouns ending in -drome.

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Origin of -dromous

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British Dictionary definitions for -dromous

-dromous

adj combining form

moving or runninganadromous; catadromous

Word Origin for -dromous

via New Latin from Greek -dromos, from dromos a running
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