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hexad

[hek-sad] /ˈhɛk sæd/
noun
1.
the number six.
2.
a group or series of six.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; < Late Latin hexad- (stem of hexas) < Greek hexad- (stem of hexás) unit of six, equivalent to héx six + -ad- -ad1
Related forms
hexadic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hexad

hexad

/ˈhɛksæd/
noun
1.
a group or series of six
2.
the number or sum of six
Derived Forms
hexadic, adjective
Word Origin
C17: from Greek hexas, from hex six
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hexad in Medicine

hexad hex·ad (hěk'sād')
n.

  1. A group or series of six.

  2. An element or radical having a valence of six.

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