variants: or rhipido-

Definition of rhipid-

: fan chiefly in taxonomic namesRhipidistiaRhipidoglossa

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History and Etymology for rhipid-

New Latin, from Greek, from rhipid-, rhipis fan; akin to Greek rhip-, rhips wickerwork, rhiptein to throw, Old High German rīban to grate, rub, turn, twist, Middle Dutch wriven to rub, twist; basic meaning: turning

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“Rhipid-.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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