Pedo- – definition of pedo

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(word root) child

Examples of words with the root pedo-: pedology

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pedo- 1

or ped-

pedo- 2

or ped- or paed- or paedo-


Child; children: pedodontics.

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or before a vowel



combining form

(Geological Science) indicating soil: pedocal.

[from Greek pedon]

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a combining form meaning “child,” “boy”: pedophilia.

Also, paedo-; esp. before a vowel, ped-.

[variant sp. of paedo- < Greek paido-, comb. form of paid- (s. of paîs) child]

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