a combining form meaning “hundred,” used in the formation of compound words: hectograph; hectogram.
Also hect-, hekt-, hekto-.

Origin of hecto-

< French, combining form representing Greek hekatón hundred
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British Dictionary definitions for hecto-


before a vowel hect-


denoting 100hectogram Symbol: h

Word Origin for hecto-

via French from Greek hekaton hundred
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Medicine definitions for hecto-



One hundred (102):hectogram.
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