kappa

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noun kap·pa \ˈka-pə\

Definition of kappa

  1. :  the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet — see alphabet table

Origin and Etymology of kappa

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


First Known Use: 15th century


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kappa

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noun kap·pa \ˈkap-ə\

Medical Definition of kappa

  1. :  a cytoplasmic factor in certain paramecia that mediates production of paramecin and thereby makes the medium in which such microorganisms are grown toxic to members of strains not possessing the factor—see paramecin


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