- a combining form meaning “root,” used in the formation of compound words: rhizophagous.
Also especially before a vowel, rhiz-.
Origin of rhizo-
< Greek, combining form of rhíza root1
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before a vowel rhiz-
Word Origin for rhizo-
from Greek rhiza
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