pedo-

1

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

Origin of pedo-

1
variant spelling of paedo- < Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs) child

Definition 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-

2
< 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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Medicine definitions for pedo-

pedo-

pref.

Child; children:pedodontics.

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