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Lambda


/ˈlamdə/

Noun, pl. lambdas

1. The eleventh letter of the Classical and Modern Greek, the twelfth of the Old Greek. (wiktionary.org)

2. The eleventh star in a constellation. (Google Dictionary)

(Anatomy)
1. The junction of the lambdoid and sagittal sutures of the cranium. (wiktionary.org)

2. The point at the back of the skull where the parietal bones and the occipital bone meet. (Google Dictionary)

(Biology)
1. Denoting one of the two types of light polypeptide chain present in all immunoglobulin molecules (the other being kappa). (Google Dictionary)

(Zoology)
1. Lambda moth, a moth so called from a mark on its wings, resembling the Greek letter. (biology-online.org)

(Genetics)
1. A type of bacteriophage virus used in genetic research. (Google Dictionary)

(Physics)
1. The cosmological constant. (wiktionary.org)

2. A lambda baryon. (wiktionary.org)

(Computing, programming)
1. A lambda expression. (wiktionary.org)

(Symbol)
1. Unit representation of wavelength. (wiktionary.org)

2. Celestial longitude. (Google Dictionary)

Other forms: uppercase Λ, lowercase λ.

Word origin: Greek: Λάμβδα or Λάμδα, lamda or lamtha

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