a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing,” used in the formation of compound words: setigerous.

Words nearby -gerous

Origin of -gerous

< Latin -ger bearing, derivative of gerere to bear, wear; see -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for -gerous


adj combining form

bearing or producingarmigerous Compare -ferous

Word Origin for -gerous

from Latin -ger bearing + -ous
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