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  1. variant of gono- before a vowel: gonidium.
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  1. a combining form meaning “angled,” “angular,” used in the formation of compound words: polygon; pentagon.
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Origin of -gon

< Greek -gōnos, derivative of gōnía angle, akin to góny knee
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combining form
  1. a variant of gono- gonidium
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n combining form
  1. indicating a figure having a specified number of anglespentagon
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Word Origin for -gon

from Greek -gōnon, from gōnia angle
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gon in Medicine


  1. Variant ofgono-
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