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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
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How to use eka- in a sentence
The Pandavas went therefore to Eka-chakra and lived with a Brahman who had a wife and a daughter and an infant son.
Thereafter Pritha's son dragged the monster's body to the main gate of Eka-chakra.
Eka waiting waist-deep in the snow for the Founder to instruct him.Zen Buddhism|Arthur Waley
The hypothetical Eka aluminium of Mendelejeff appears therefore to correspond with the gallium of Boisbaudran.