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Origin of Aden
Definition for Aden (2 of 2)
WORDS THAT USE ADEN-
What does aden- mean?
Aden- comes from the Greek adḗn, meaning “gland.” This Greek root is ultimately the source of adenoids, the enlarged masses of lymphoid tissue in the upper pharynx, often obstructing breathing through the nasal passages.
Aden- is a variant of adeno-, which loses its -o- when combined with words or word elements beginning with vowels. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use adeno- article.
Examples of aden-
An example of a word you may have encountered that features aden- is adenectomy, “the surgical excision of a gland.” An adenoidectomy, if you’re wondering, is the specific term for the removal of the adenoids.
The first half of the word, aden-, means “gland,” as we now know. The second component, –ectomy, may be familiar to you as well. It appears in such words as appendectomy and tonsillectomy. The form -ectomy means “excision,” or the removal of part of all of an organ. The word adenectomy, then, translates literally to “gland excision.”
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Example sentences from the Web for Aden
On October 14, Al Hirak held its largest protest ever with more than 100,000 people attending a rally in the port city of Aden.
If I had one wish here, it would be for Aden Young to sneak a surprise nod for Rectify.
The pipes and drums then commenced to play “The Barren Rocks of Aden.”
The temperature on the water in the Gulf of Aden can reach 100 and above.‘You Have 30 Seconds’: The Real Captain Phillips’s Gripping Memoir|Captain Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty|October 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
What is new is the rapid growth of these franchises—associated cells and sympathetic movements from Algeria to Aden.
All my poor men feel the change very much, coming from the heat of Aden.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
I have been told that they each discovered their wretched mistake before they got to the Gulf of Aden.The Tigress|Anne Warner
It is sufficient to state that the British political dependency of Aden is, ethnologically, an Arab town.The Ethnology of the British Colonies and Dependencies|Robert Gordon Latham
The rock of Aden, bare, rugged and unattractive in appearance, rose before us; in due time we were at anchor in the bay.Recollections of Thirty-nine Years in the Army|Charles Alexander Gordon
At Aden, where they suffer much from humidity, the mouse-mill is or has been surrounded with burning carbon.Heroes of the Telegraph|J. Munro