rhipid-

combining form
variants: or rhipido-

Definition of rhipid-

:fan chiefly in taxonomic names
  • Rhipidistia
  • Rhipidoglossa

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Origin and Etymology of 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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