- a plural of radix.
- 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
- a plural of radix
- 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)
C16: from Latin rādīx root; compare Greek rhadix small branch, rhiza root
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- 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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- 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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