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eka-

Chemistry
1.
a prefix used to designate the first element of the same family in the periodic table beyond the one to whose name it is prefixed, as ekaselenium for technetium.
Origin
< Sanskrit eka one
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eka- pref.
One or first, used especially to name undiscovered elements of the periodic table whose characteristics have been postulated: eka-osmium.

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