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lambda

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noun lamb·da \ˈlam-də\

Definition of lambda

  1. 1 :  the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table

  2. 2 :  an uncharged unstable elementary particle that has a mass 2183 times that of an electron and that decays typically into a nucleon and a pion



Origin and Etymology of lambda

Middle English, from Greek, of Semitic origin; akin to Hebrew lāmedh lamed


First Known Use: 15th century


Medical Dictionary

lambda

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noun lamb·da \ˈlam-də\

Medical Definition of lambda

  1. 1:  the point of junction of the sagittal and lambdoid sutures of the skull

  2. 2:  bacteriophage lambda



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Learn More about lambda

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of lambda Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about lambda


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