a combining form meaning “gland,” used in the formation of compound words: adenovirus.
Also, especially before a vowel, aden-.

< Greek, combining form of adḗn gland; akin to Latin inguen groin Unabridged
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adeno- or (before a vowel) aden-
combining form
gland or glandular: adenoid; adenology
[New Latin, from Greek adēn gland]
aden- or (before a vowel) aden-
combining form
[New Latin, from Greek adēn gland]

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adeno- or aden-
Gland: adenectomy.

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