rhizo-


a combining form meaning “root,” used in the formation of compound words: rhizophagous.

Nearby words

  1. rhinostenosis,
  2. rhinotomy,
  3. rhinovirus,
  4. rhipicephalus,
  5. rhizanthous,
  6. rhizobium,
  7. rhizocarpous,
  8. rhizocephalan,
  9. rhizocephalous,
  10. rhizoctonia

Also especially before a vowel, rhiz-.

Compare -rhiza, -rrhiza.

Origin of rhizo-

< Greek, combining form of rhíza root1

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British Dictionary definitions for rhiz-

rhizo-

before a vowel rhiz-

combining form

rootrhizomorphous

Word Origin for rhizo-

from Greek rhiza

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Medicine definitions for rhiz-

rhizo-

pref.

Root:rhizoid.

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