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schiz

[skits]
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noun, adjective Informal.
  1. schizo.
Sometimes schitz.

Origin of schiz

First recorded in 1950–55; by shortening

schizo-

  1. a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split
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British Dictionary definitions for schiz

schizo-

before a vowel schiz-

combining form
  1. indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

Word Origin

from Greek skhizein to split
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Word Origin and History for schiz

schizo-

word-forming element meaning "division; split, cleavage," from Latinized form of Greek skhizo-, comb. form of skhizein "to split, cleave, part, separate," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (see shed (v.)).

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schiz in Medicine

schizo-

pref.
  1. Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
  2. Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
  3. Schizophrenia:schizoid.
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