- 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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In addition to heading up NPI, he also publishes a journal, Radix, and oversees a small publishing house.A Racist’s Crazy Ski Resort Smackdown
October 18, 2014
It was in English 25 that I first came across the line Radix malorum est cupiditas.My Address—and Apology—to Yale
May 24, 2009
Radix: base of wings, and their point of insertion; see pteropega.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
The root (radix) of the verb does not by itself indicate tense.Diego Collado's Grammar of the Japanese Language
This word appears to be a derivation from the radix Wawb, white.
Bik, is, apparently, the radix of the expression for “rock.”
The root is quite the same as that of the officinal Radix senegæ.
- 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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