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Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

rhodo-

Rose-coloured.

[Greek rhodon, rose.]

Rhododendron literally means ‘rose tree’, from Greek dendron, tree; rhodopsin (Greek opsis, sight) is a purplish-red light-sensitive pigment present in the retinas of humans and many other animal groups; rhodochrosite is a mineral that typically occurs as pink, brown, or grey crystals; rhodonite is a brownish or rose-pink mineral; the element rhodium was given that name because of the colour of its salts in solution.

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