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tau

 (tou, tô)
n.
The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

[Greek, of Phoenician origin; see tww in Semitic roots.]

tau

(tɔː; taʊ)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 19th letter in the Greek alphabet (Τ, τ), a consonant, transliterated as t
[C13: via Latin from Greek, of Semitic origin; see tav]

tau

(taʊ, tɔ)

n., pl. taus.
the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (T, τ).
[1250–1300; Middle English < Latin < Greek taû < Semitic; compare tav]
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Noun1.tau - the 19th letter of the Greek alphabettau - the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
Greek alphabet - the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
alphabetic character, letter of the alphabet, letter - the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech; "his grandmother taught him his letters"
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The outlying villages, they say, are by them called {kappa omega mu alpha iota}, by the Athenians {delta eta mu iota}: and they assume that Comedians were so named not from {kappa omega mu 'alpha zeta epsilon iota nu}, 'to revel,' but because they wandered from village to village (kappa alpha tau alpha / kappa omega mu alpha sigma), being excluded contemptuously from the city.
The team detected a gap in a dusty disk swaddling the young star CoKu Tau 4, which suggests that a large, Jupiterlike planet could be sweeping around the star.
The University of South Florida-led study has shown that the effective switching of Hsp27 between its active and deactivated states was critical on two fronts-to promote the recycling of the tau protein in healthy nerve cells and to clear abnormal tau from the brain before the protein could clump together into the sticky tau neurofibrillary tangles that kill brain cells involved in memory formation.
Hock and his team took an additional step by calculating the ratio of tau protein to beta-amyloid peptide and found that Alzheimer's patients averaged 147 times as much of the protein as the peptide, whereas healthy people averaged only 39 times as much.
1] Amyloid plaques composed of extracellular amyloid beta (A[sz]) and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) containing hyper-phosphorylated tau (p-tau) represent the two main pathological hallmarks of AD.
Situated approximately 90km from Ho Chi Minh City in the south of Vietnam, Vung Tau is the former capital of Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and is spectacularly located on a peninsula with extensive beaches.
By working with leading experts at TAU and TASMC, we have access to promising early-stage research that could have a meaningful impact for surgeons looking for new tools to treat complex cases.
The Tau 330E is a digital UV inkjet label press printing 8" or 13" widths in four or five colors at speeds of up to 157 fpm and resolution of up to 1260 dpi.
The findings show that PET can be used to track tau deposition in living humans, "with results that confirm and extend information obtained from neuropathological studies," wrote Michael Scholl, Ph.
Here we describe the development of a quantitative selective immunoaffinity LC-MS/MS (IA-MS) assay to measure tau in CSF.