-gerous


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

Nearby words

  1. -genetic,
  2. -genic,
  3. -genin,
  4. -genous,
  5. -geny,
  6. -glot,
  7. -gnathous,
  8. -gnomy,
  9. -gnosis,
  10. -gnostic

Origin of -gerous

< Latin -ger bearing, derivative of gerere to bear, wear; see -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for -gerous

-gerous

adj combining form

bearing or producingarmigerous Compare -ferous

Word Origin for -gerous

from Latin -ger bearing + -ous

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