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dodeca-

1.
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-

combining form
1.
indicating twelve dodecagon, dodecahedron, dodecaphonic
Word Origin
from Greek dōdeka twelve
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