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a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.
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Also paido-, especially British, paedo- .

Origin of pedo-

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Variant spelling of paedo-, from Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs ) “child”

Other definitions for pedo- (2 of 2)

pedo-2

a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.
Also especially before a vowel, ped- .

Origin of pedo-

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<Greek, combining form of pédon
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British Dictionary definitions for pedo- (1 of 2)

pedo-1

before a vowel ped-


combining form
variants (esp US) of paedo-

British Dictionary definitions for pedo- (2 of 2)

pedo-2

combining form
indicating soilpedocal

Word Origin for pedo-

from Greek pedon
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Medical definitions for pedo-

pedo-

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Child; children:pedodontics.
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