Definition of sesqui- in English:

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sesqui-

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1Denoting one and a half: sesquicentenary
1.1 Chemistry (Of a compound) in which a particular element or group is present in a ratio of 3:2 compared with another: sesquioxide

Origin

From Latin semi- (see semi-) + -que 'and'.

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Syllabification: sesqui-

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