aden-

combining form
variants: or adeno-

Definition of aden-

:gland
  • adenine
:adenoid
  • adenovirus

Origin and Etymology of aden-

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


Aden

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geographical name \ ˈä-dᵊn , ˈā- \

Definition of Aden

1 former British protectorate in southern Arabia comprising the entire southern 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 former British colony in southwestern Arabia comprising Perim Island, the city of Aden, and the surrounding area; became part of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen 1967 area 75 square miles (195 square kilometers)
3 city and port on the Gulf of Aden in southern Yemen; formerly the capital of People's Democratic Republic of Yemen and before that the capital of Aden colony and protectorate population 240,370

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