ped

noun \ ˈped \
|Updated on: 23 Jun 2018

Definition of ped

: a natural soil aggregate

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Origin and Etymology of ped

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


ped-

combining form
variants: or pedo- or paed- or paedo-

Definition of ped-

: child
  • pediatric
: childhood
  • paedogenesis

Origin and Etymology of ped-

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


PED

abbreviation or noun \ ˌpē-ˌē-ˈdē \

Definition of PED

plural PEDs
: performance-enhancing drug
  • PEDs can turn a marginal player into a major leaguer, and transform a marginal major leaguer into an All-Star.
  • —Dave DeLand
  • … has never tested positive for using PEDs, but is under investigation by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency …
  • —Andre Williams

First Known Use of ped

2001

in the meaning defined above

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-ped

noun combining form
variants: or -pede

Definition of -ped

: foot
  • maxilliped

Origin and Etymology of -ped

Latin ped-, pes


Medical Dictionary

PED

abbreviation or noun \ ˌpē-ˌē-ˈdē \

medical Definition of PED

: 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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