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- 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.
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It is considered as the nitric ether of the hexatomic alcohol mannite.