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deca-

(word root) ten
Examples of words with the root deca-: decade
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deca-

or dec- also deka- or dek-
pref.
Ten: decane.

[Greek deka-, from deka, ten; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]
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deca-

or

deka-

;

dec-

or

dek-

prefix
(Mathematics) denoting ten: decagon. In conjunction with scientific units the symbol da is used
[from Greek deka]
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deca-

a combining form meaning “ten”: decapod.
Also, esp. before a vowel, dec-.
[< Greek deka-, comb. form of déka ten; c. Latin decem]
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deca-

A prefix that means "ten," as in decahedron, a polygon having ten faces.
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deca-

Prefix meaning ten in the metric system; e.g., a decameter is a measure of length equal to 10 m.
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Total PBDEs were even higher, with a deca- form of PBDE present at concentrations of 84.8-4,890.0 [micro]g/kg in the biosolids.
Gwynne Lyons, a Norwich, England-based advisor to the World Wildlife Fund-Europe, says that the recent vote "should only be seen as the first skirmish in what will be a long battle on deca- and octa- [forms of PBDEs]." These account for some 80 percent of European PBDE use.