from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A manuscript volume, especially of a classic work or of the Scriptures.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. an early manuscript book
- n. a book bound in the modern manner, by joining pages, as opposed to a rolled scroll
- n. an official list of medicines and medicinal ingredients
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book; a manuscript.
- n. A collection or digest of laws; a code.
- n. An ancient manuscript of the Sacred Scriptures, or any part of them, particularly the New Testament.
- n. A collection of canons.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A code.
- n. A manuscript volume, complete or fragmentary, as of a classic work or of the sacred Scriptures.
- n. A collection of approved medical formulas, with the processes necessary for forming the compounds referred to in it: as, the French codex.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
- n. an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
Latin cōdex, cōdic-, tree trunk, wooden tablet, book, variant of caudex, trunk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin cōdex, variant spelling of caudex ("tree trunk”, “book”, “notebook"); compare caudex (in botany). (Wiktionary)