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sextern

[sek-stern]
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noun Bookbinding.
  1. six gathered sheets folded in two for binding together.

Origin of sextern

1880–85; < Medieval Latin sexternum, equivalent to Latin sex six + -ternum, as in Vulgar Latin *quaternum (see quire1)
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