combining form

variants or rhipido-
: fan
chiefly in taxonomic names

Word History


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-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rhipid-. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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