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[kap-uh] /ˈkæp ə/
the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
Origin of kappa
< Greek káppa < Semitic; see kaph Unabridged
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the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k
Word Origin
Greek, of Semitic origin
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Word Origin and History for kappa

tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from an Aramaized form of qoph; see K.

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kappa in Medicine

kappa kap·pa (kāp'ə)

Symbol κ The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet. adj.
Relating to or characterizing a polypeptide chain that is one of two types of light chains present in immunoglobins.

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