: standing or assumed to stand next in order beyond (a specified element) in the same family of the periodic table
in names of chemical elements especially when not yet discovered
eka-lead is the hypothetical element 114

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Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Sanskrit eka one — more at one

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“Eka-.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eka-. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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