combining form

Definition of dvi-

  1. :  standing or assumed to stand in the second place beyond (a specified element) in the same family of the periodic table —in names of chemical elements especially when not yet discovered dvi-manganese (now called rhenium) — compare eka-

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Origin and Etymology of dvi-

Sanskrit dvi- two — more at twi-

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to cast off or become cast off

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