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  1. a combining form meaning “gland,” used in the formation of compound words: adenovirus.
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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-

combining form
  1. gland or glandularadenoid; adenology
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Word Origin for adeno-

New Latin, from Greek adēn gland
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adeno- in Medicine


  1. Gland:adenectomy.
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