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kappa

[ kap-uh ]
/ ˈkæp ə /
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Definition of kappa

noun
the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
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Origin of kappa

<Greek káppa<Semitic; see kaph
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British Dictionary definitions for kappa

kappa
/ (ˈkæpə) /

noun
the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k

Word Origin for kappa

Greek, of Semitic origin
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Medical definitions for kappa (1 of 2)

κ

The Greek letter kappa. Entries beginning with this character are alphabetized under kappa.

Medical definitions for kappa (2 of 2)

kappa
[ kăpə ]

n.
The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet.
adj.
Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins.
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