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a combining form meaning “bearing,” “producing,” used in the formation of compound words: setigerous.
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Origin of -gerous
<Latin -ger bearing, derivative of gerere to bear, wear; see -ous
Words nearby -gerous
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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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