[ sek-stoh-des-uh-moh ]
/ ˌsɛk stoʊˈdɛs əˌmoʊ /
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noun, plural sex·to·dec·i·mos.
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Origin of sextodecimo
1680–90; <Latin sextōdecimō, ablative singular of sextusdecimus sixteenth
Words nearby sextodecimo
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Example sentences from the Web for sextodecimo
Other sizes occasionally used are called “sixteenmo” or “sextodecimo,” “eighteenmo” or “octodecimo,” etc.The Story of Books|Gertrude Burford Rawlings
British Dictionary definitions for sextodecimo
/ (ˌsɛkstəʊˈdɛsɪˌməʊ) /
noun plural -mos
bookbinding another word for sixteenmo
Word Origin for sextodecimo
C17: from Latin sextusdecimus sixteenth
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