radix

[ rey-diks ]
/ ˈreɪ dɪks /

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.

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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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British Dictionary definitions for radix

radix
/ (ˈreɪdɪks) /

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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Medical definitions for radix

radix
[ rādĭks ]

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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Scientific definitions for radix

radix
[ rādĭks ]

Plural radices (rădĭ-sēz′, rādĭ-) 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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