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  1. a combining form meaning “twelve,” used in the formation of compound words: dodecasyllabic.
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Also especially before a vowel, dodec-.

Origin of dodeca-

< Greek dōdeka-, combining form of dōdekás twelve, equivalent to dō- two + -dekas ten
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British Dictionary definitions for dodec


n combining form
  1. indicating twelvedodecagon; dodecahedron; dodecaphonic
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Word Origin

from Greek dōdeka twelve
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