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codex (n.)

"manuscript volume (especially an ancient one)," 1845, from Latin codex "book" (see code (n.)). Related: Codical.

updated on January 08, 2018

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Definitions of codex from WordNet

codex (n.)
an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.;
codex (n.)
an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll);
Synonyms: leaf-book
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