a combining form meaning “hundred,” used in the formation of compound words: hectograph; hectogram.
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Origin of hecto-
< French, combining form representing Greek hekatón hundred
Words nearby hecto-
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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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Medical definitions for hecto-
One hundred (102):hectogram.
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