schizo-

schizo-

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


Origin:
< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split

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schizo- or (before a vowel) schiz-
 
combining form
indicating a cleavage, split, or division: schizocarp; schizophrenia
 
[from Greek skhizein to split]
 
schiz- or (before a vowel) schiz-
 
combining form
 
[from Greek skhizein to split]

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schizo- or schiz-
pref.

  1. Split; cleft: schizotrichia.

  2. Cleavage; fission: schizogenesis.

  3. schizophrenia: schizoid.

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