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delta

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noun del·ta \ˈdel-tə\

Medical Definition of delta

  1. 1:  the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet—symbol Δ or δ

  2. 2:  any of various things felt to resemble a capital Δ; especially :  the triangular terminus of a pattern in a fingerprint formed either by bifurcation of a ridge or by divergence of two ridges that are parallel beyond it

  3. 3:  delta wave




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delta

adjective del·ta

Medical Definition of delta

  1. 1:  of or relating to one of four or more closely related chemical substances <the delta chain of fetal hemoglobin> <δ-yohimbine>—used somewhat arbitrarily to specify ordinal relationship or a particular physical form and especially one that is allotropic, isomeric, or stereoisomeric (as in δ-benzene hexachloride)

  2. 2:  fourth in position in the structure of an organic molecule from a particular group or atom; also :  having a structure characterized by such a position <δ-hydroxy acids> <δ-lactones>



Variants of delta

or δ-


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