from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • All: panorama.
  • Involving all of or the union of a specified group: Pan-Hellenic.
  • General; whole: panleukopenia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • A combining form meaning "all", used in the formation of compound words.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Combining forms signifying all, every. Pan- becomes pam- before b or p, as pamprodactylous.


Greek, from pan, neuter of pās, pant-, all; see pant- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek πᾶν (pan), neuter form of πᾶς (pas, "all, every") (Wiktionary)



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