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octa-




a combining form occurring in loanwords from Greek and Latin, where it meant “eight” (octagon; octastyle), on this model, used in the formation of compound words, and in chemical terms specialized to mean “having eight atoms” (octavalent). Also,oct-,octo-.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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