codex

A codex is an ancient book made of stacked, hand-written pages. A historian might study a medieval codex full of beautiful calligraphy and illustrations decorated with gold leaf.

The ancient Romans invented the codex. When the codex first appeared as a way to bind a manuscript, it was a great improvement over previous methods. One of these was the scroll, a long roll of paper, and another was a wax tablet. Codex is a Latin word used to mean "book of laws," although it's literally "tree trunk." The plural of codex is codices.

Primary Meanings of codex

1.
n
an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)
2.
n
an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
Full Definitions of codex
1

n an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll)

Synonyms:
leaf-book
Type of:
holograph, manuscript
handwritten book or document
2

n an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.

Type of:
list, listing
a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)

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