Definition of codex noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊdeks//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊdeks//
    (pl. codices
    BrE BrE//ˈkəʊdɪsiːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkoʊdɪsiːz//
    ; BrE BrE//ˈkɒdɪsiːz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːdɪsiːz//
    , codexes)
    Types of text
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  1. 1an ancient text in the form of a book See related entries: Types of text
  2. 2an official list of medicines or chemicals
  3. Word Originlate 16th cent. (denoting a collection of statutes): from Latin, literally ‘block of wood’, later denoting a block split into leaves or tablets for writing on, hence a book. See code.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: codex