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 History of this Word

"rhizo" is from "rhiza" (root) spoken by people of Greece starting about 1000 B.C.


In this sense, it is a word added to another word to form a new word.

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grammar is modifier

"rhizo-" is a type of prefix


A prefix added to the start of a word. Indicates that "root" modifies the word. Created to expand meanings. Can be used with many words to form new words.

Examples of how the word is used

rhizo- illustration The direction of rhizoid growth has already been fixed by gravity prior to this time.
rhizo- illustration Many of the rhizophores have rootlets, which would be reasonably stripped-off during transport.