A-beta

noun
A-be·​ta | \ ˈā-ˈbā-tə How to pronounce A-beta (audio) , chiefly British -ˈbē- \

Definition of A-beta

: beta-amyloid It turns out that A-beta probably causes damage long before it accumulates into these plaques.— Laura Sanders Brain images of healthy people reveal that A-beta plaques are common, even in people who don't have dementia.— Tina Hesman Saey

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1993, in the meaning defined above

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“A-beta.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/A-beta. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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A-beta

noun
A-be·​ta | \ ˈā-ˈbā-tə, chiefly British -ˈbē- How to pronounce A-beta (audio) \

Medical Definition of A-beta

: beta-amyloid Brain images of healthy people reveal that A-beta plaques are common, even in people who don't have dementia.— Tina Hesman Saey, Science News, 16 Aug. 2008 Most A-beta dissolves quickly in the fluid surrounding the neuron.— Jeffrey Cowley, Newsweek, 31 Jan. 2000

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