schizo-

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schizo-

(word root) split
Examples of words with the root schizo-: schizophrenic
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schizo-

or schiz-
pref.
1. Split; cleft: schizocarp.
2. Cleavage; fission: schizogenesis.
3. Schizophrenia: schizoid.

[New Latin, from Greek skhizo-, from skhizein, to split; see skei- in Indo-European roots.]
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schizo-

or before a vowel

schiz-

combining form
indicating a cleavage, split, or division: schizocarp; schizophrenia.
[from Greek skhizein to split]
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schiz•o

(ˈskɪt soʊ)

n., pl. schiz•os,
adj. Slang. n.
1. a schizophrenic or schizoid person.
adj.
2. schizophrenic or schizoid.
3. crazy; wildly eccentric.
[1940–45; by shortening; compare -o]

schizo-

a combining form meaning “split,” “fission”: schizocarp. Also, esp. before a vowel,schiz-.
[< Greek, comb. form representing schízein to part, split]
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