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Origin of gono-
Words nearby gono-
WORDS THAT USE GONO-
What does gono- mean?
Gono- is a combining form used like a prefix meaning “sexual” or “reproductive.” It is often used in scientific terms, especially in pathology and biology, particularly in reference to reproductive organs.
Gono- ultimately comes from the Greek gonḗ, meaning “seed” or “generation.” The Greek gonḗ is ultimately the source of the word gonad, “a sex gland in which gametes are produced.” Ovaries or testes are gonads.
What are variants of gono-?
Examples of gono-
The beginning of the word, gono-, means “sexual.” The second part of the word, -rrhea, means “flow” or “discharge.” Gonorrhea literally translates to “reproductive (organ) discharge.”
What are some words that use the combining form gono-?
What are some other forms that gono– may be commonly confused with?