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a combining form meaning “six,” used in the formation of compound words:
Also, especially before a vowel, hex-.
Origin of hexa-
combining form representing Greek héx six Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for hexa-


combining form
six: hexachord, hexameter
Word Origin
from Greek, from hexsix
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Word Origin and History for hexa-

before vowels, hex-, word-forming element meaning "six," from Greek hexa-, comb. form of hex "six" (see six).

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hexa- in Medicine

hexa- or hex-

  1. Six: hexagram.

  2. Containing six atoms, molecules, or groups: hexose.

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