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Aden

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geographical name \ˈä-dən, ˈā-\

Definition of Aden

  1. 1 former British protectorate S Arabia comprising the entire S coast of what is now Yemen; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area 112,000 square miles (291,200 square kilometers)

  2. 2 former British colony SW Arabia comprising Perim Island, the city of Aden, & the surrounding area; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area 75 square miles (195 square kilometers)

  3. 3 city & port S Yemen; formerly ∗ of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen & before that ∗ of Aden colony & protectorate pop 240,370




aden-

combining form

Definition of aden-

  1. :  gland <adenine> :  adenoid <adenovirus>



Variants of aden-

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adeno-

Origin and Etymology of aden-

New Latin, from Greek, from aden-, adēn; akin to Latin inguen groin


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