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grex

[ greks ]
/ grɛks /
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noun

a numerical system for measuring the size of fibers, filaments, or yarns, based on the weight in grams of 10,000 meters of the fibrous material.

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Origin of grex

From the expression gram per x (ten)
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British Dictionary definitions for grex

grex
/ (ɡrɛks) /

noun

a group of plants that has arisen from the same hybrid parent group

Word Origin for grex

C20: from Latin grex flock
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