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ped

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noun \ˈped\

Definition of ped

  1. :  a natural soil aggregate



Origin of ped

Greek pedon ground; akin to Latin ped-, pes foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1951

Rhymes with ped


ped-

combining form

Definition of ped-

  1. :  child <pediatric> :  childhood <paedogenesis>



Variants of ped-

or pedo- or paed- or paedo-

Origin of ped-

Greek paid-, paido-, from paid-, pais child, boy — more at few


-ped

noun combining form

Definition of -ped

  1. :  foot <maxilliped>



Variants of -ped

or -pede

Origin of -ped

Latin ped-, pes



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