radix

noun
ra·​dix | \ ˈrā-diks How to pronounce radix (audio) \
plural radices\ ˈrā-​də-​ˌsēz How to pronounce radices (audio) , ˈra-​ \ or radixes\ ˈrā-​dik-​səz How to pronounce radixes (audio) \

Definition of radix

1 : the base of a number system or of logarithms
2 : the primary source

First Known Use of radix

1607, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for radix

Latin, root — more at root

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radix

noun
ra·​dix | \ ˈrād-iks How to pronounce radix (audio) \
plural radices\ ˈrād-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce radices (audio) , ˈrad-​ How to pronounce radices (audio) \ or radixes\ ˈrād-​ik-​səz How to pronounce radixes (audio) \

Medical Definition of radix

: the base or root of something (as a plant or a cranial or spinal nerve)

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