a combining form meaning “gland,” used in the formation of compound words: adenovirus.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Also especially before a vowel, aden-.
Origin of adeno-
< Greek, combining form of adḗn gland; akin to Latin inguen groin
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British Dictionary definitions for adeno-
before a vowel aden-
gland or glandularadenoid; adenology
Word Origin for adeno-
New Latin, from Greek adēn gland
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Medicine definitions for adeno-
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