ped

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noun \ˈped\

Definition of ped

  1. :  a natural soil aggregate

Origin and Etymology of ped

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


First Known Use: 1951


ped-

combining form
variants: or

pedo-

or

paed-

or

paedo-

Definition of ped-

  1. :  child pediatric :  childhood paedogenesis

Origin and Etymology of ped-

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


-ped

noun combining form
variants: or

-pede

Definition of -ped

  1. :  foot maxilliped

Origin and Etymology of -ped

Latin ped-, pes


Medical Dictionary

PED

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abbreviation or noun \ˌpē-ˌē-ˈdē\

Medical Definition of PED

  1. :  a performance enhancing drug :  a substance (such as an anabolic steroid or human growth hormone) that is used illicitly especially to improve athletic performance



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