Words nearby -rhiza
WORDS THAT USE -RHIZA
What does -rhiza mean?
The combining form -rhiza comes from the Greek rhíza, meaning “root.”
The form –rhiza is a variant of –rrhiza, which loses an -r– in rare instances.
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Corresponding forms of -rrhiza combined to the beginning of words are rhizo- and rhiz-. Learn more at our Words That Use rhizo- article.
Examples of -rhiza
Coleorhiza is a sheath that protects the roots of certain plants in germination.
The first part of the word, coleo-, ultimately comes from the Greek word koleón, meaning “sheath” or “scabbard.” The second part of the word, -rhiza, means “root.” Coleorhiza literally translates to “root sheath.”
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