dodeca

dodeca-

a combining form meaning “twelve,” used in the formation of compound words: dodecasyllabic.
Also, especially before a vowel, dodec-.


Origin:
< Greek dōdeka-, combining form of dōdekás twelve, equivalent to dō- two + -dekas ten

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dodeca-
 
n combining form
indicating twelve: dodecagon; dodecahedron; dodecaphonic
 
[from Greek dōdeka twelve]

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