a plural of radix.
origin, heart, stuff, foundation, essence, soul, stem, source, seed, footing, groundwork, seat, motive, nub, ground, basis, provenance, germ, fountain, bedrock
noun, plural rad·i·ces [rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-] /ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-/, ra·dix·es.
Mathematics. a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like.
Anatomy, Botany. a root; radicle.
Origin of radix
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Famem sentire cperunt, radices palmarum ubique rimantes: comp.Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes
noun plural -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dixes
maths any number that is the base of a number system or of a system of logarithms10 is the radix of the decimal system
biology the root or point of origin of a part or organ
linguistics a less common word for root 1 (def. 9)
Word Origin for radix
C16: from Latin rādīx root; compare Greek rhadix small branch, rhiza root
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n. pl. ra•dix•es
The primary or beginning portion of a part or organ, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord.
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Plural radices (răd′ĭ-sēz′, rā′dĭ-) radixes
Biology The primary or beginning portion of a part or organ, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord.
Mathematics The base of a system of numbers, such as 2 in the binary system and 10 in the decimal system.
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