a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for schizo-


before a vowel schiz-

combining form

indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia

Word Origin for schizo-

from Greek skhizein to split
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Medical definitions for schizo-



Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
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