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1.
a suffix occurring in a series of compounds that describe book sizes according to the number of leaves formed by the folding of a single sheet of paper:
sixteenmo.
Origin
combining form extracted from duodecimo
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-mo

suffix
1.
(in bookbinding) indicating book size by specifying the number of leaves formed by folding one sheet of paper: 12mo, twelvemo, or duodecimo, 16mo or sixteenmo
Word Origin
abstracted from duodecimo
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