a combining form meaning “rose,” used in the formation of compound words: rhodolite.
Also, especially before a vowel, rhod-.

< Greek, combining form of rhódon rose1

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rhodo- or (before a vowel) rhod-
combining form
rose or rose-coloured: rhododendron; rhodolite
[from Greek rhodon rose]
rhod- or (before a vowel) rhod-
combining form
[from Greek rhodon rose]

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rhodo- or rhod-
Rose; rosy; red: rhodopsin.

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