-agogue


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-agogue

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

[French, from Late Latin -agōgus, from Greek -agōgos, from agōgos, drawing off, from agein, to lead, drive; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]

-agogue

or

-agog

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

-agogue

or -agog,

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 expulsion or secretion (hemagogue).
[< Greek -agōgos,-ē, -on, akin to ágein to lead]