sexagenary


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sex·ag·e·nar·y

 (sĕk-săj′ə-nĕr′ē)
adj.
1. Relating to or proceeding by sixties.
2. Sexagenarian.
n. pl. sex·ag·e·nar·ies
A sexagenarian.

[Latin sexāgēnārius, from sexāgēnī, sixty each, from sexāgintā, sixty : sex, six; see sex- + -gintā, ten times; see dekm̥ in Indo-European roots.]
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