or Si·no·xe·nic

[ sahy-noh-zee-nik, -zen-ik ]

  1. of or relating to languages, such as Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese, that are not related to Chinese but have borrowed extensively from it: Sino-Xenic vocabulary;Sino-Xenic pronunciations.

Origin of Sino-Xenic

Coined by U.S. linguist Samuel Martin (1924–2009) in 1953; Sino- + xen(o)- + -ic

Words Nearby Sino-Xenic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023