deca-


a combining form meaning “ten,” used in the formation of compound words: decapod.

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Also especially before a vowel, dec-.
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Origin of deca-

<Greek deka-, combining form of dékaten; cognate with Latin decem
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British Dictionary definitions for deca-

deca-

deka-, before a vowel dec- or dek-


prefix

denoting ten: decagon . In conjunction with scientific units the symbol da is used

Word Origin for deca-

from Greek deka
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Medical definitions for deca-

deca-

pref.

Ten:decane.
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Scientific definitions for deca-

deca-

A prefix that means “ten,” as in decahedron, a polygon having ten faces.
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