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a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, rhin-.
Origin of rhino-
< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn-) Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for rhino-


combining form
indicating the nose or nasal: rhinology
Word Origin
from Greek rhis, rhin
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Word Origin and History for rhino-

before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning "nose, of the nose," from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis "nose," which is of uncertain origin.

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rhino- in Medicine

rhino- or rhin-
Nose; nasal: rhinitis.

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