kappa

noun kap·pa \ ˈka-pə \

Definition of kappa

:the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet — see Alphabet Table

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Origin and Etymology of kappa

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


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kappa

noun kap·pa \ ˈkap-ə \

medical Definition of kappa

: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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