a combining form meaning “child,” used in the formation of compound words:
a combining form meaning “soil,” used in the formation of compound words:
variants (esp US) of paedo-
indicating soil: pedocal
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-.
pedo- 2 or ped- or paed- or paedo-
Child; children: pedodontics.
[ped-doh-bap-tiz-uh m or, esp. British, pee-doh-] /ˌpɛd doʊˈbæp tɪz əm or, esp. British, ˌpi doʊ-/ noun 1. the of infants.
[ped-doh-bap-tist or, esp. British, pee-doh-] /ˌpɛd doʊˈbæp tɪst or, esp. British, ˌpi doʊ-/ noun 1. a person who advocates or practices .
[ped-uh-kal] /ˈpɛd əˌkæl/ noun 1. a soil rich in carbonates, especially those of lime. /ˈpɛdəˌkæl/ noun 1. a type of zonal soil that is rich in lime and characteristic of relatively dry areas Compare pedalfer pedocal (pěd’ə-kāl’) Soil that is characterized by an abundance of calcium carbonate and calcium oxide. Pedocals are common in arid […]
[ped-uh-don-tiks or, esp. British, pee-duh-] /ˌpɛd əˈdɒn tɪks or, esp. British, ˌpi də-/ noun, (used with a singular verb) 1. the branch of dentistry dealing with the care and treatment of children’s teeth. pedodontia pe·do·don·tia (pē’də-dŏn’shə) n. Pedodontics. pedodontics pe·do·don·tics (pē’də-dŏn’tĭks) n. The branch of dentistry that deals with the care and treatment of children’s […]