hexa-


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hexa-

or hex-
pref.
1. Six: hexagram.
2. Containing six atoms, molecules, or groups: hexose.

[Greek, from hex, six; see s(w)eks in Indo-European roots.]

hexa-

or before a vowel

hex-

combining form
six: hexachord; hexameter.
[from Greek, from hex six]

hexa-

a combining form meaning “six”: hexagon.
Also, esp. before a vowel,hex-.
[< Greek héx six]