schizo-

1 of 2

combining form

1
: split : cleft
schizocarp
2
: characterized by or involving cleavage
schizogony
3
: schizophrenia
schizoaffective

schizo

2 of 2

noun

plural schizos
: a schizophrenic individual
schizo adjective

Word History

Etymology

Combining form

borrowed from Greek, combining form from schíza "split piece of wood, lath, splinter," derivative from the base of schízein "to split, part, separate" — more at shed entry 1

Noun

by shortening of schizophrenic

First Known Use

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schizo- was in 1945

Dictionary Entries Near schizo-

Cite this Entry

“Schizo-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizo-. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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