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[zahy, sahy; Greek ksee]
noun, plural xis.
  1. the 14th letter of the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ).
  2. the group of consonant sounds represented by this letter.
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noun plural xis
  1. the 14th letter in the Greek alphabet (Ξ, ξ), a composite consonant, transliterated as x
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Hsi or Si

  1. a river in S China, rising in Yunnan province and flowing east to the Canton delta on the South China Sea: the main river system of S China. Length: about 1900 km (1200 miles)
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fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet.

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xi in Medicine


(zī, sī, ksē)
  1. The 14th letter of the Greek alphabet.
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