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grex

[greks]
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noun
  1. 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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Historical Examples

  • Mr. Grex was seated there, only a few feet away, smoking a cigarette.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

    E. Phillips Oppenheim

  • "It is not a matter which admits of discussion," Mr. Grex pronounced.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

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  • "I am not thinking of engaging anybody, that I know of," Mr. Grex murmured.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

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  • Seeking about for the safest meeting-place, Grex has given us a chance.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

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  • Mr. Grex touched Selingman on the arm and whispered in his ear.

    Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo

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British Dictionary definitions for grex

grex

noun
  1. a group of plants that has arisen from the same hybrid parent group
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Word Origin

C20: from Latin grex flock
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