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deca- or dec- also deka- or dek-
(Mathematics) denoting ten: decagon. In conjunction with scientific units the symbol da is used
[from Greek deka]
a combining form meaning “ten”: decapod. Also, esp. before a vowel, dec-.
[< Greek deka-,
comb. form of déka ten
; c. Latin decem
A prefix that means "ten," as in decahedron, a polygon having ten faces.
Prefix meaning ten in the metric system; e.g., a decameter is a measure of length equal to 10 m.
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As such, the continued use of the highly-effective flame retardant Deca-
BDE is allowed in electronics and electronic products in the European Union, and the use of Deca-BDE product is not restricted anywhere in the world.
Total PBDEs were even higher, with a deca-
form of PBDE present at concentrations of 84.
In addition, Deca-
Medics hopes to prove that passive ventilation (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation) may not be necessary when a patient in cardiac arrest is receiving CPR with a LifeBelt(R)-CPR unit.