irid

abbreviation
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of irid


irid-

combining form
variants: or irido-

Definition of irid-

1 :rainbow
  • iridescent
2 :iris of the eye
  • iridology

Origin and Etymology of irid-

Greek īrid-, îris "rainbow, iridescent halo around the moon, a flame, etc., iris of the eye" + -o- — more at 1iris


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