a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words: pedophilia.
Origin of pedo-1
variant spelling of paedo- < Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs) child
Definition for pedo- (2 of 2)
a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words: pedocal.
Also especially before a vowel, ped-.
Origin of pedo-2
< Greek, combining form of pédon
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British Dictionary definitions for pedo- (1 of 2)
before a vowel ped-
variants (esp US) of paedo-
British Dictionary definitions for pedo- (2 of 2)
Word Origin for pedo-
from Greek pedon
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Medicine definitions for pedo-
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