(Hex`a*hem"er*on) n. [NL., fr. Gr. "e`x six + day; cf. L. hexaëmeron, Gr. .]
1. A term of six days. Good.
2. The history of the six day's work of creation, as contained in the first chapter of Genesis.
(Hex*am"er*ous) a. [Hexa- + Gr. part.] (Bot.) In six parts; in sixes.
(Hex*am"e*ter) n. [L., fr. Gr. of six meters; (sc. ) hexameter verse; "e`x six + measure: cf. F.
hexamètre. See Six, and Meter.] (Gr. & Lat. Pros.) A verse of six feet, the first four of which may be
either dactyls or spondees, the fifth must regularly be a dactyl, and the sixth always a spondee. In this
species of verse are composed the Iliad of Homer and the Æneid of Virgil. In English hexameters accent
takes the place of quantity.
Leaped like the | roe when he | hears in the | woodland the | voice of the | huntsman.Longfellow.
Strongly it | bears us a- | long on | swelling and | limitless | billows,Coleridge.
Nothing be- | fore and | nothing be- |
hind but the | sky and the | ocean.
(Hex*am"e*ter), a. Having six metrical feet, especially dactyls and spondees. Holland.
(Hex`a*met"ric Hex`a*met"ric*al) a. Consisting of six metrical feet.
(Hex*am"e*trist) n. One who writes in hexameters. "The Christian hexametrists." Milman.
(||Hex*an"dri*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. "e`x six + a man, male: cf. F. hexandrie.] (Bot.) A Linnæan
class of plants having six stamens.
(Hex*an"dri*an Hex-an"drous) a. [Cf. F. hexandre.] (Bot.) Having six stamens.
(Hex"ane) n. [Gr. "e`x six.] (Chem.) Any one of five hydrocarbons, C6H14, of the paraffin
series. They are colorless, volatile liquids, and are so called because the molecule has six carbon atoms.
(Hex*an"gu*lar) a. [Hex- + angular. Cf. Sexangular.] Having six angles or corners.
(Hex`a*pet"al*ous) a. [Hexa- + petal: cf. F. hexapétale.] (Bot.) Having six petals.
(Hex*aph"yl*lous) a. [Hexa- + Gr. a leaf: cf. F. hexaphylle.] (Bot.) Having six leaves or