hexad

[hek-sad]
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Origin of hexad

1650–60; < Late Latin hexad- (stem of hexas) < Greek hexad- (stem of hexás) unit of six, equivalent to héx six + -ad- -ad1
Related formshex·ad·ic, adjective
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Related Words for hexad

semester, hexad, sextet, hexagram, hexagon, sextuplet

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British Dictionary definitions for hexad

hexad

noun
  1. a group or series of six
  2. the number or sum of six
Derived Formshexadic, adjective

Word Origin for hexad

C17: from Greek hexas, from hex six
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hexad in Medicine

hexad

[hĕksăd′]
n.
  1. A group or series of six.
  2. An element or radical having a valence of six.
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