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Chemistry.
  1. a prefix used to designate the first element of the same family in the periodic table beyond the one to whose name it is prefixed, as ekaselenium for technetium.
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Origin of eka-

From the Sanskrit word eka one
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  • Eka waiting waist-deep in the snow for the Founder to instruct him.

    Zen Buddhism

    Arthur Waley


eka in Medicine

eka-

pref.
  1. One or first, used especially to name undiscovered elements of the periodic table whose characteristics have been postulated:eka-osmium.
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