rod-, ros-

(Latin: gnaw, eat away; eaten away, gnawed off, consumed)

corrode (verb), corrodes; corroded; corroding
corrodible (adjective), more corrodible, most corrodible
corrosion (kuh ROH zhuhn) (s) (noun), corrosions (pl)
1. Deterioration in metals caused by oxidation or chemical actions: Corrosion of iron leads to damage and failure of a variety of structures, including bridges and underground pipes.
2. Etymology: literally, "gnawing together".
corrosive (adjective), more corrosive, most corrosive
A substance, especially a strong acid; that is capable of destroying or eating away by chemical action.
erode (verb), erodes; eroded; eroding
eroded (adjective), more eroded, most eroded
erodent (s) (noun), erodents (pl)
A drug or caustic that eats extraneous growths away.
erose (adjective), more erose, most erose
A reference to being jagged, notched, indented, or uneven, as if gnawed or bitten. "Janine noticed the erose leaves that had fallen from the trees."
erosely (adverb), more erosely, most erosely
A reference to something that is uneven on the edges as if eaten or gnawed away: "The erosely fringed edges of the pages were just some of the physical characteristics of a very old volume that was found on the shelf of the dedicated book collector."
erosio (s) (noun) (no plural form found)
1. An interdigital infection caused by , a fungus that causes skin infections that are increased by frequent exposure of the hands to water and by the limitations of the movements of the fingers; as by arthritis: "The word element erosio is used in the following medical terms, erosio interdigitalis blastomycetica and erosio interdigitalis saccharmycetica are two terms that include erosio 2. Etymology: from Latin erosus, a form of erodere, "to gnaw off or away; to consume".
erosion (s) (noun), erosions (pl)
1. A combination of processes in which the materials of the earth's surface are loosened, dissolved, or worn away and transported from one place to another by natural agents; such as, wind and rainfall.
2. The group of natural processes, including weathering, dissolution, abrasion, corrosion, and transportation, by which material is worn away from the earth's surface.
3. The gradual destruction or reduction and weakening of something: "An erosion is an eating away of a surface; for example, a skin erosion is a loss of part or all of the epidermis (the outer layer) leaving a denuded surface or a tooth erosion is a gradual loss of the normally hard surface of the tooth because of chemical reactions or of abrasion or rubbing."
erosive (adjective), more erosive, most erosive
rodent (s) (noun), rodents (pl)
1. Usually, a small furry mammal whose teeth never stop growing: "The rodent species includes mice, rats, squirrels, beaver, and many other rodents."
2. Etymology: from Latin rodentem, rodens, from rodere, "to gnaw, to eat away"; from red-, "to scrape, to scratch, to gnaw"; from Latin >radere, "to scrape".
Rodentia (a proper noun)
An order consisting of gnawing animals; including, porcupines; rats; mice; squirrels; marmots; beavers; gophers; voles; hamsters; guinea pigs; etc.
rodenticidal (adjective), more rodenticidal, most rodenticidal
Descriptive of that which is capable of killing rats or other rodent pests in order to prevent them from damaging food, crops, etc.