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  1. a combining form meaning “sexual,” “reproductive,” used in the formation of compound words: gonophore.
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Also especially before a vowel, gon-.

Origin of gono-

< Greek, combining form of gónos, gonḗ seed, generation; akin to Latin genus, Sanskrit janas
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British Dictionary definitions for gono-


before a vowel gon-

combining form
  1. sexual or reproductivegonorrhoea
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Word Origin for gono-

New Latin, from Greek gonos seed
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gono- in Medicine


  1. Sexual; reproductive:gonophore.
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