agogue

-agogue

a combining form with the meaning “leader, bringer,” of that named by the initial element, occurring in loanwords from Greek (demagogue; pedagogue ); used also in medical terms that denote substances inducing the expulsion or secretion of that named by the initial element (cholagogue; hemagogue ).
Also, -agog.


Origin:
< Greek -agōgos, -ē, -on, akin to ágein to lead, cognate with Latin agere to lead, drive, Old Norse aka to carry, convey

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-agogue or -agog
 
n combining form
1.  indicating a person or thing that leads or incites to action: pedagogue; demagogue
2.  denoting a substance that stimulates the secretion of something: galactagogue
 
[via Late Latin from Greek agōgos leading, from agein to lead]
 
-agog or -agog
 
n combining form
 
[via Late Latin from Greek agōgos leading, from agein to lead]
 
-agogic or -agog
 
adj combining form
 
-agogy or -agog
 
n combining form

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-agogue or -agog
suff.
A substance that stimulates the flow of: hemagogue.

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