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sextodecimo

Line breaks: sexto|decimo
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛkstə(ʊ)ˈdɛsɪməʊ
 
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(abbreviation: 16mo)

Definition of sextodecimo in English:

noun (plural sextodecimos)

1A size of book page that results from folding each printed sheet into sixteen leaves (thirty-two pages).
1.1A book of sextodecimo size.

Origin

late 17th century: from Latin sexto decimo, ablative of sextus decimus 'sixteenth'.

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