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gon-

combining form

Definition of gon-

  1. :  sexual :  generative :  semen :  seed <gonocyte>



Variants of gon-

or

gono-

Origin and Etymology of gon-

Greek, from gonos procreation, seed, from gignesthai to be born — more at kin


-gon

noun combining form

Definition of -gon

  1. :  figure having (so many) angles <decagon>



Origin and Etymology of -gon

New Latin -gonum, from Greek -gōnon, from gōnia angle; akin to Greek gony knee — more at knee


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