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A diacritical mark (ˇ) that is used over certain letters, such as č, to indicate quality of pronunciation. Also called caron.

[Czech háček, diminutive of hák, hook, from Middle High German hāken, from Old High German hāko; see keg- in Indo-European roots.]


(Phonetics & Phonology) a diacritic mark (ˇ) placed over certain letters in order to modify their sounds, esp used in Slavonic languages to indicate various forms of palatal articulation, as in the affricate č and the fricative trill ř used in Czech
[from Czech]


or há•ček

(ˈhɑ tʃɛk)

a diacritical mark (ˇ) placed over a letter in some languages, as Czech and Lithuanian, and in some systems of phonetic transcription, esp. to indicate that a sound is palatalized.
[1950–55; < Czech háček, diminutive of hák hook < German; see hook]
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Noun1.hacek - a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
diacritic, diacritical mark - a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
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[10.] Hacek, M., 2016, 'Slovenia Country Report, Nations in Transit 2016', New York: Freedom House, 2016, [Online] available at https://freedomhouse.org/report/nations-tran sit/2016/slovenia, accessed on December 20, 2016.
MALDI-TOF MS is a rapid and accurate tool for identification of various microorganisms and was recently shown to be effective in identification of HACEK species.5 A report from Japan also indicated that A.
(2) Rare causes of infective endocarditis are Gram-negative organisms, including the HACEK group: Haemophilus species, Aggregatibacter (previously Actinobacillus) species, Cardiobacterium hominus, Eikenella corrodens, and Kingella species.
Definition of terms used in the Duke criteria Major criteria Blood culture positive for IE Typical micro-organism consistent with IE from two separate blood cultures Viridians streptococci, Streptococcus gallolyticus, HACEK group, S.
Hacek, M, Kukovic, S & Brezovsek, M 2013, "Problems of corruption and distrust in political and administrative institutions in Slovenia." Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol.
Existen tres subgrupos de bacterias gram negativas que han sido asociadas con la EI: bacilos del grupo HACEK, bacilos entericos fermentadores o no fermentadores y bacilos anaerobicos (7).
Since the database for the group of organisms known as HACEK (Haemophilus sp., Aggregatibacter sp., Cardiobacterium sp., Eikenella sp., and Kingella sp.) was limited, her goal was to test a number of those organisms and upload the spectra into a database labeled as CCHMC Organisms.
On the other hand, HACEK (Haemophilus species, actinomycetemcomitans, Cardiobacterium hominis, Eikenella corrodens and Kingella species) associated endocarditis has not been reported in patients with CIEDs.
O racional desse esquema e prover cobertura para estreptococos do grupo viridans, enterococos e gram-negativos do grupo HACEK. Tambem ha menor flebotoxicidade da ampicilina em relacao a penicilina cristalina.