from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Having six atoms in each molecule

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having six atoms in the molecule.
  • adj. Having six replaceable radicals.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In chem., consisting of six atoms: also applied to atoms which are hexavalent and to alcohols or other compounds having six replaceable hydrogen atoms.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.