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sextodecimo

[sek-stoh-des-uh-moh]Printing.
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noun, plural sex·to·dec·i·mos.
  1. sixteenmo(def 1).
adjective
  1. sixteenmo(def 3).

Origin of sextodecimo

1680–90; < Latin sextōdecimō, ablative singular of sextusdecimus sixteenth
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Examples from the Web for sextodecimo

Historical Examples

  • Other sizes occasionally used are called “sixteenmo” or “sextodecimo,” “eighteenmo” or “octodecimo,” etc.

    The Story of Books

    Gertrude Burford Rawlings


British Dictionary definitions for sextodecimo

sextodecimo

noun plural -mos
  1. bookbinding another word for sixteenmo

Word Origin

C17: from Latin sextusdecimus sixteenth
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