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radix

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noun ra·dix \ˈrā-diks\

Definition of radix

plural

radices

play \ˈrā-də-ˌsēz, ˈra-\ or

radixes

play \ˈrā-dik-səz\
  1. 1 :  the base of a number system or of logarithms

  2. 2 :  the primary source



Origin and Etymology of radix

Latin, root — more at root


First Known Use: 1798


Medical Dictionary

radix

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noun ra·dix \ˈrād-iks\

Medical Definition of radix

plural

radices

\ˈrād-ə-ˌsēz, ˈrad-\play play or

radixes

\ˈrād-ik-səz\play
  1. :  the base or root of something (as a plant or a cranial or spinal nerve)




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