heptad

noun
hep·​tad | \ ˈhep-ˌtad How to pronounce heptad (audio) \

Definition of heptad

: a group of seven

Examples of heptad in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The heptad repeats provide structure to the spike protein. William A. Haseltine, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of heptad

1660, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for heptad

Greek heptad-, heptas, from hepta

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“Heptad.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heptad. Accessed 26 Jul. 2021.

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