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[gwee-daw] /ˈgwi dɔ/ (Show IPA), 1575–1642, Italian painter.
a combining form meaning “kidney,” used in the formation of compound words:
Guido (ˈɡwiːdo). 1575–1642, Italian baroque painter and engraver
combining form
kidney or kidneys: reniform


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