radix

noun
ra·dix | \ ˈrā-diks \
plural radices\ˈrā-də-ˌsēz, ˈra- \ or radixes\ˈrā-dik-səz \

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 \
plural radices\ˈrād-ə-ˌsēz, ˈrad- \ or radixes\ˈrād-ik-səz \

Medical Definition of radix 

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

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