rhizo

rhizo-

a combining form meaning “root,” used in the formation of compound words: rhizophagous.
Also, especially before a vowel, rhiz-.
Compare -rhiza, -rrhiza.


Origin:
< Greek, combining form of rhíza root1

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rhizo- or (before a vowel) rhiz-
 
combining form
root: rhizomorphous
 
[from Greek rhiza]
 
rhiz- or (before a vowel) rhiz-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek rhiza]

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rhizo- or rhiz-
pref.
root: rhizoid.

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