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pedo-1

1.
a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words:
pedophilia.
Also, especially before a vowel, ped-; especially British, paedo-.
Origin
variant spelling of paedo- < Greek paido-, combining form of paid- (stem of paîs) child

pedo-2

1.
a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words:
pedocal.
Also, especially before a vowel, ped-.
Origin
< Greek, combining form of pédon
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British Dictionary definitions for pedo

pedo-1

combining form
1.
variants (esp US) of paedo-

pedo-2

combining form
1.
indicating soil: pedocal
Word Origin
from Greek pedon
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Word Origin and History for pedo

pedo-

before vowels ped-, word-forming element meaning "boy, child," from Greek pedo-, comb. form of pais "boy, child," especially a son, from PIE root *peu- "small, little, few, young" (see few (adj.)). The British form paed- is better because it avoids confusion with ped-.

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pedo in Medicine

pedo- 2 or ped- or paed- or paedo-
pref.
Child; children: pedodontics.

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