[ skit-soh ]
/ ˈskɪt soʊ /
noun, plural schiz·os.
schizophrenic or schizoid.
crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
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Origin of schizo
1940–45; by shortening; cf. -o
Definition for schizo (2 of 2)
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
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British Dictionary definitions for schizo (1 of 2)
/ (ˈskɪtsəʊ) taboo /
noun plural -os
a schizophrenic person
British Dictionary definitions for schizo (2 of 2)
before a vowel schiz-
indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia
Word Origin for schizo-
from Greek skhizein to split
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Medical definitions for schizo
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