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hepta-

  1. a combining form meaning “seven,” used in the formation of compound words: heptahedron.
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Also especially before a vowel, hept-.

Origin of hepta-

< Greek, combining form of heptá seven; cognate with Latin septem; akin to Old English seofon seven
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British Dictionary definitions for hept

hepta-

before a vowel hept-

combining form
  1. sevenheptameter
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Word Origin

from Greek
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Word Origin and History for hept

hepta-

before vowels hept-, word-forming element meaning "seven," from Greek hepta "seven" (see seven).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

hept in Medicine

hepta-

pref.
  1. Seven:heptameter.
  2. Containing seven atoms, molecules, or groups:heptane.
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