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Meaning of codex

co•dex

Pronunciation: (kō'deks), [key]
— pl. co•di•ces
  1. a quire of manuscript pages held together by stitching: the earliest form of book, replacing the scrolls and wax tablets of earlier times.
  2. a manuscript volume, usually of an ancient classic or the Scriptures.
  3. a code; book of statutes.
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