a prefix used to designate the first element of the same family in the periodic table beyond the one to whose name it is prefixed, as ekaselenium for technetium.
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Origin of eka-
From the Sanskrit word eka one
Words nearby eka-
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Example sentences from the Web for eka
Eka waiting waist-deep in the snow for the Founder to instruct him.Zen Buddhism|Arthur Waley
Medical definitions for eka
One or first, used especially to name undiscovered elements of the periodic table whose characteristics have been postulated:eka-osmium.
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