-rrhexis

noun combining form

-r·​rhex·​is
ˈreksə̇s
plural -rrhexes
-kˌsēz
: rupture
hysterorrhexis
: splitting
onychorrhexis

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek rhēxis action or process of breaking, from rhēgnynai to break, burst, rend

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“-rrhexis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/-rrhexis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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