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Chiefly British. variant of pedo-1.
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Also especially before a vowel, paed- .
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British Dictionary definitions for paedo- (1 of 2)
/ (ˈpiːdəʊ) /
slang short for paedophile
British Dictionary definitions for paedo- (2 of 2)
before a vowel paed- esp US pedo- or ped-
indicating a child or childrenpaedology
Word Origin for paedo-
from Greek pais, paid- child
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Medical definitions for paedo-
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