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lamb·da

 (lăm′də)
n.
The 11th letter of the Greek alphabet. See Table at alphabet.

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

lambda

(ˈlæmdə)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), a consonant transliterated as l
[C14: from Greek, from Semitic; related to lamed]

lamb•da

(ˈlæm də)

n., pl. -das.
the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ).
[< Greek lá(m)bda < Semitic; see lamed]

lambda

(!) A unit of volume measurement. 1 ! = 1 microliter (10-6 litre).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lambda - the 11th 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"
2.lambda - the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
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2,3) Lambda chain AL is more frequently found in general systemic illness, while kappa chain AL predominates in the breast.
However, one of the major European sawmill businesses found a solution in the form of Tsubaki's Lambda chain that has significantly cut maintenance costs and improved productivity.
3mg/L for the kappa and lambda chains, respectively, whereas the normal range of the free kappa to lambda chain ratio was 0.