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CAM

abbr.
1. complementary and alternative medicine
2. computer-aided manufacturing

cam

(kăm)
n.
1. A wheel that has a projecting part and is mounted on a rotating shaft to produce variable or reciprocating motion in another part.
2. Any of various similar devices having a rotating part of variable radius that interacts with another part to exert a variable force or resistance.

[Dutch kam, cog, comb; see gembh- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]

cam

(kæm)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) a slider or roller attached to a rotating shaft to give a particular type of reciprocating motion to a part in contact with its profile
[C18: from Dutch kam comb]

Cam

(kæm)
n
(Placename) a river in E England, in Cambridgeshire, flowing through Cambridge to the River Ouse. Length: about 64 km (40 miles)

CAM

abbreviation for
1. (Complementary Medicine) complementary and alternative medicine
2. (Computer Science) computer-aided manufacture
3. (Botany) botany crassulacean acid metabolism: a form of photosynthesis, first described in crassulaceous plants, in which carbon dioxide is taken up only at night
4. (Automotive Engineering) Cameroon (international car registration)

cam

(kæm)

n.
a disk or cylinder having an irregular form such that its motion, usu. rotary, gives a rocking or reciprocating motion to any contiguous part.
[< Dutch or Low German kam, kamm. See comb]

Cam

(kæm)

n.
a river in E England flowing NE by Cambridge, into the Ouse River. 40 mi. (64 km) long. Also called Granta.

CAM

(kæm)

n.
computer-aided manufacturing.
[1965–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cam - a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse RiverCam - a river in east central England that flows past Cambridge to join the Ouse River
England - a division of the United Kingdom
2.cam - a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
distributor cam - the cam inside the distributor that rotates to contact spark plug terminals in the correct order
rotating mechanism - a mechanism that rotates
Translations

CAM

[kæm] N ABBR =computer-aided manufactureFAO f

cam

1 [kæm] Nleva f

CAM

[ˈkæm] n abbr (=computer-aided manufacturing) → FAO f

CAM

abbr of computer-aided manufactureCAM

cam

1
nNocken m

CAM

[kæm] n abbr =computer-aided manufacturingfabbricazione f assistita dall'elaboratore

cam

[kæm] n (Tech) → camma, eccentrico
References in periodicals archive ?
The effects of arterial blood pressure reduction on endocan and soluble endothelial cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) and CAMs ligands expression in hypertensive patients on Ca-channel blocker therapy.
RNAi targeting multiple cell adhesion molecules reduces immune cell recruitment and vascular inflammation after myocardial infarction.
Cytoplasmic tail regulates the intercellular adhesion function of the epithelial cell adhesion molecule. Mol Cell Biol 1998 Aug;18(8): 4833-43.
Differential expression of the neural cell adhesion molecule NCAM 140 in human pituitary tumors.
Neural cell adhesion molecule 1 (NCAM1; see Figure 1 for a comparison of the structure of this CAM to other CAMs discussed in subsequent sections) is expressed across many cell types, including neurons, glial cells, cardiac muscle cells, and skeletal muscle cells, with as many as 27 distinct isoforms generated by alternative RNA splicing [15].
DENV Infection Impacts Expression of Cell Adhesion Molecules by Human Retinal Endothelium.
Song et al., "Tumor suppressive role of an androgen-regulated epithelial cell adhesion molecule (C-CAM) in prostate carcinoma cell revealed by sense and antisense approaches," Cancer Research, vol.
Ishii et al., "Characterization of the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EpCAM)+ cell population in hepatocellular carcinoma cell lines," Cancer Science, vol.
[2] Nonstandard abbreviations: CTCs, circulating tumor cells; ALDH, aldehyde dehydrogenase; EpCAM, epithelial cell adhesion molecule; MET, mesenchymal-epithelial transition; NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; TERT, telomerase reverse transcriptase.
CEA functions as a cell adhesion molecule through the CEA-to-CEA homophilic interaction or CEA to CEACAM1 or by CEACAM6 heterophilic interaction.
Intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1 and vascular cell adhesion molecule (VCAM)-1 at the early stages of atherosclerosis in a rat model.
BI-505 is a fully human antibody targeting cell adhesion molecule (ICAM-1), a protein on the surface of myeloma cells which can cause resistance to current treatment options.