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radices

[rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-]
noun
  1. a plural of radix.
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radix

[rey-diks]
noun, plural rad·i·ces [rad-uh-seez, rey-duh-] /ˈræd əˌsiz, ˈreɪ də-/, ra·dix·es.
  1. Mathematics. a number taken as the base of a system of numbers, logarithms, or the like.
  2. Anatomy, Botany. a root; radicle.
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Origin of radix

1565–75; < Latin rādīx root (cf. race3, radical, ramus); akin to Greek rhíza root, rhā́dīx branch, frond; see root1
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Related Words for radices

origin, heart, stuff, foundation, essence, soul, stem, source, seed, footing, groundwork, seat, motive, nub, ground, basis, provenance, germ, fountain, bedrock

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Historical Examples of radices

  • Famem sentire cperunt, radices palmarum ubique rimantes: comp.

    Dderlein's Hand-book of Latin Synonymes

    Ludwig Dderlein


British Dictionary definitions for radices

radices

noun
  1. a plural of radix
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radix

noun plural -dices (-dɪˌsiːz) or -dixes
  1. maths any number that is the base of a number system or of a system of logarithms10 is the radix of the decimal system
  2. biology the root or point of origin of a part or organ
  3. linguistics a less common word for root 1 (def. 9)
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Word Origin for radix

C16: from Latin rādīx root; compare Greek rhadix small branch, rhiza root
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radices in Medicine

radix

(rādĭks)
n. pl. ra•dix•es
  1. 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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radices in Science

radix

[rādĭks]
Plural radices (rădĭ-sēz′, rādĭ-) radixes
  1. Biology The primary or beginning portion of a part or organ, as of a nerve at its origin from the brainstem or spinal cord.
  2. 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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