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Ho 1

The symbol for holmium.

Ho 2

abbr.
Bible Hosea

ho 1

 (hō)
interj.
Used to express surprise or joy, to attract attention to something sighted, or to urge onward: Land ho! Westward ho!

ho 2

 (hō)
n. pl. hos Slang
A prostitute.

[African American Vernacular English, alteration of whore.]
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ho

(həʊ)
interj
1. Also: ho-ho an imitation or representation of the sound of a deep laugh
2. an exclamation used to attract attention, announce a destination, etc: what ho!; land ho!; westward ho!.
[C13: of imitative origin; compare Old Norse hó, Old French ho! halt!]

ho

(həʊ)
n
Black slang US a derogatory term for a woman
[C20: from Black or Southern US pronunciation of whore]

Ho

the chemical symbol for
(Elements & Compounds) holmium

HO

or

H.O.

abbreviation for
1. head office
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) government Brit Home Office
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ho1

(hoʊ)

interj.
1. (used as a call to attract attention: Westward ho! Land ho!
2. (used as an exclamation of surprise or delight.)
[1250–1300]

ho3

(hoʊ)
n., pl. hos.
Slang. a prostitute.
[1970–75; reflecting r-less speaker's pronoun of whore]

HO

(hoʊ)

n., pl. HOs, HO's.
(in police use) habitual offender.

Ho


Chem. Symbol.
holmium.

H.O.

Head Office; Home Office.
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Ho

The symbol for holmium.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ho - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth groupHo - a trivalent metallic element of the rare earth group; occurs together with yttrium; forms highly magnetic compounds
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
gadolinite, ytterbite - a mineral that is a source of rare earths; consists of silicates of iron and beryllium and cerium and yttrium and erbium
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Translations

ho

n (sl)Schlampe f (inf)
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References in periodicals archive ?
Heme oxygenase (HO), a ubiquitous inducible stress-response protein, is a stress response gene that has been extensively investigated in ALI/ARDS.
As discussed above, mammalian tissues express two isoforms of heme oxygenase: HO-1 and HO-2.
Drummond, "Translational significance of heme oxygenase in obesity and metabolic syndrome," Trends in Pharmacological Sciences, vol.
Kappas, "Pharmacological and clinical aspects of heme oxygenase," Pharmacological Reviews, vol.
Heme is degraded to biliverdin IX[alpha], F[e.sup.2+], and carbon monoxide by heme oxygenase (HO) (Montellano, 2000).
Ndisang, "A critical and comprehensive insight on heme oxygenase and related products including carbon monoxide, bilirubin, biliverdin and ferritin in type-1 and type-2 diabetes," Current Pharmaceutical Design, vol.
Cousar et al., "Heme oxygenase 1 in cerebrospinal fluid from infants and children after severe traumatic brain injury," Developmental Neuroscience, vol.
Agents that induce heme oxygenase reduce the renal formation of 20-HETE and also decrease hypertension [100, 101].
Due to the pleiotropic effects of Nrf2 activation, the causal contribution of different target genes is difficult to disentangle, but heme oxygenase 1 (HO-1) has been shown to play a major role in the antioxidant effects [24].
Chakabarti, "Heme oxygenase in the retina in diabetes," Current Eye Research, vol.