Go to 'thermo-' entry Go to 'dino-' entry Go to 'chondro-' entry Go to 'aero-' entry Go to '-logy' entry Go to 'thaumato-' entry Go to 'nano-' entry Go to '-sophy' entry Go to 'bucco-' entry Go to '-ism' entry Go to '-lysis' entry Go to 'galacto-' entry Go to '-anthropy' entry Go to 'pneumo-' entry Go to '-ploitation' entry Go to '-lithic' entry Go to '-sepalous' entry Go to 'onco-' entry Go to '-parous' entry Go to 'dermato-' entry Go to 'multi-' entry Go to 'dodeca-' entry Go to '-zoon' entry Go to 'vermi-' entry Go to 'crystallo-' entry Go to 'biblio-' entry Go to 'eco-' entry Go to 'juxta-' entry Go to 'facio-' entry
Affixes: the building blocks of English
Affixes: the building blocks of English

hex(a)-

Six.

[Greek hex, six.]

A hexagon is a six-sided plane figure, while a hexahedron is a solid figure with six plane faces. A hexameter (Greek metron, measure) is a line of verse that consists of six metrical feet. In architecture a hexastyle is a six-columned portico (Greek stulos, column); in music, a hexachord is a scale of six notes. A hexad is a group or set of six. In computing, the hexadecimal number system is one based on 16. In chemistry, hexane is a hydrocarbon containing six carbon atoms; a hexose is a member of a group of simple sugars whose molecules contain six carbon atoms, such as glucose and fructose. See also sexi-.

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