a combining form meaning “nose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhinology.
Also especially before a vowel, rhin-.
Origin of rhino-
< Greek rhīno-, combining form of rhī́s (stem rhīn-)
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before a vowel rhin-
indicating the nose or nasalrhinology
Word Origin for rhino-
from Greek rhis, rhin
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before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning "nose, of the nose," from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis "nose," which is of uncertain origin.
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