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sesqui-

pref.
One and a half: sesquicentennial.

[Latin sēsqui- : sēmis, a half; see sēmi- in Indo-European roots + -que, and; see kwe in Indo-European roots.]

sesqui-

prefix
1. indicating one and a half: sesquicentennial.
2. (Chemistry) (in a chemical compound) indicating a ratio of two to three: sesquioxide.
[from Latin, contraction of semi- + as as2 + -que and]

sesqui-

a combining form meaning “one and a half”: sesquicentennial.
[< Latin sēsqui- <*sēm(i)sque=sēmis half-unit, a copper coin worth half an as (appar. sēm(i)- semi- + as as2) + -que and]
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Patchouli oil is unique because it consists of over 24 different sesquiterpenes, rather than a blend of different mono-, sesqui- and di-terpene compounds.
El adjetivo sesquealter expresa en latin exactamente lo mismo que [TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] en griego: el prefijo sesque--o sesqui- (derivado de semis--reducido a ses-, mas la conjuncion enclitica--que) indica la multiplicacion por 1 + 1/2 del numero o cantidad n que representa alter.
Several types of alkaloids, non-protein amino acids, amines, flavonoids, isoflavonoids, coumarins, phenylpropanoids, anthraquinones, di-, sesqui- and triterpenes, cyanogenic glycosides, protease inhibitors and lectins have been described in this family (5).