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rho

[roh] /roʊ/
noun, plural rhos.
1.
the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet (P, ρ).
2.
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of rho
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English < Greek rhô

Rho.

or Rhod

1.
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Examples from the Web for rho
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  • He could never let her suspect that he was not still fooling the rho house.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Peace was agreed upon, and Demetrius retreated, giving up to the rho´di-ans all the mighty war engines he had brought with him.

    The Story of the Greeks

    H. A. Guerber
  • Transcriber's Notes: The original Greek included a variant form of "rho" which could not be duplicated.

  • The ring here represented is of bronze, engraved with a ship, the emblem of the Church, between the letters chi and rho.

    Finger-Ring Lore William Jones
  • The original Greek included a variant form of "rho" which could not be duplicated.

  • The roses clinging to the porch had never been so sweet; the rho dog had never nosed so affectionately against his shoulder.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • A wild uproar filled the rho dining-room when the gallant came in to dinner, late.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • The whole college was smiling at them, and the foolish rho house hugged itself in the blissful silence of his sarcastic tongue.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
  • Dinner at the rho house was the most miserable meal he had ever choked his way through.

    Stanford Stories Charles K. Field
British Dictionary definitions for rho

rho

/rəʊ/
noun (pl) rhos
1.
the 17th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ρ, ρ), a consonant transliterated as r or rh
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rho in Medicine

rho n.

Symbol ρ The 17th letter of the Greek alphabet.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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