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variant of gono- before a vowel: gonidium.
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Other definitions for gon- (2 of 2)

-gon

a combining form meaning “angled,” “angular,” used in the formation of compound words: polygon; pentagon.
Compare gonio-.

Origin of -gon

<Greek -gōnos, derivative of gōnía angle, akin to gónyknee
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British Dictionary definitions for gon- (1 of 2)

gon-

combining form
a variant of gono- gonidium

British Dictionary definitions for gon- (2 of 2)

-gon

n combining form
indicating a figure having a specified number of anglespentagon

Word Origin for -gon

from Greek -gōnon, from gōnia angle
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Medical definitions for gon-

gon-

pref.
Variant ofgono-
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