- a combining form meaning “rose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhodolite.
Also especially before a vowel, rhod-.
Origin of rhodo-
< Greek, combining form of rhódon rose1
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before a vowel rhod-
- rose or rose-colouredrhododendron; rhodolite
from Greek rhodon rose
- Rose; rosy; red:rhodopsin.
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