schizo-

combining form

Definition of schizo-

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

schizo

noun
\ ˈskit-(ˌ)sō How to pronounce schizo (audio) \
plural schizos

Definition of schizo (Entry 2 of 2)

: a schizophrenic individual

Other Words from schizo-

Noun

schizo adjective

First Known Use of schizo-

Noun

1945, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizo-

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

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The first known use of schizo- was in 1945

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“Schizo-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizo-. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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