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sex-

pref.
Six: sexpartite.

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

sex-

combining form
six: sexcentennial.
[from Latin]

sex

(sɛks)

n.
1. either the female or male division of a species, esp. as differentiated with reference to the reproductive functions.
2. the sum of the structural and functional differences by which the female and male are distinguished.
3. the instinct or attraction drawing one individual sexually toward another, or the cultural phenomena, behavior, or activities that it motivates.
v.t.
6. to ascertain the sex of, esp. of newly hatched chicks.
7. to arouse sexually (often fol. by up).
Idioms:
have sex, to engage in sexual relations, esp. sexual intercourse.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin sexus]

sex-

a combining form meaning “six”: sexdecillion.
[< Latin, comb. form of sex six]
References in classic literature ?
Marriage and prostitution were two sides of one shield, the predatory man's exploitation of the sex- pleasure.
The Valley Bureau, which typically records the highest numbers of sex- crime cases out of the department's four geographic regions, has been intensifying its efforts to tackle the problem.
The types of things that are helpful to the investigation is the corroborating evidence - if the victim promptly seeks medical attention, if a rape kit is taken, if photos of the trauma are taken, biological evidence and DNA,'' said Bill Hodgman, deputy district attorney who heads the sex- crimes division.