- one of the possible positions of an atom or group in a compound.
- one of two or more isomeric compounds.
Origin of beta
Examples from the Web for beta
Contemporary Examples of beta
Beta amyloid, which OL-1 is meant to lower, was first implicated in the disease at its identification by Alois Alzheimer in 1906.Trial Drug Reverses Alzheimer’s Disease in Mice
May 24, 2014
Most researchers think the disease is caused by the build-up of beta amyloid.
Beta amyloid, he thinks, is one of many things that can stress cellular garbage disposal in the brain.
Or, if Wischik is right, beta amyloid has been the wrong focus all along.
Pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Co. developed an imaging agent called Amyvid, which binds to beta amyloid in the brain.
Historical Examples of beta
It was impossible to complete the Beta circuit, which short-circuited.
Beta Cephei is a variable star in the Constellation Cepheus.
Let's go up to see Florence King and her bunch at the Beta house.The Forbidden Trail
Oh, a few traces might remain—his Beta curve, for instance, whatever that was.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
"Beta Centauri Five," Garlock reported, after a few minutes.The Galaxy Primes
Edward Elmer Smith
- involving or relating to electronsbeta emitter
- relating to one of two or more allotropes or crystal structures of a solidbeta iron
- relating to one of two or more isomeric forms of a chemical compound
Word Origin for beta
second letter of the Greek alphabet, c.1300, from Greek, from Hebrew/Phoenician beth (see alphabet); used to designate the second of many things. Beta radiation is from 1899 (Rutherford). Beta particle is attested from 1904.