variant of gono- before a vowel: gonidium.

Definition for gon (2 of 2)


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 góny knee
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British Dictionary definitions for gon (1 of 2)


combining form

a variant of gono- gonidium

British Dictionary definitions for gon (2 of 2)


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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Medicine definitions for gon



Variant ofgono-
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