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gamma British & World English

The third letter of the Greek alphabet (Γ, γ), transliterated as ‘g’

gamma New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

third letter of the Greek alphabet (Γ, γ), transliterated as ‘g’

Gamma in gamma British & World English

The third (usually third-brightest) star in a constellation

in gamma British & World English

A unit of magnetic field strength equal to 10−5 oersted

gamma-HCH British & World English

Another term for lindane.

gamma rays British & World English

Penetrating electromagnetic radiation of a kind arising from the radioactive decay of atomic nuclei

gamma globulin British & World English

A mixture of blood plasma proteins, mainly immunoglobulins, which have relatively low electrophoretic mobility

gamma-aminobutyric acid British & World English

An amino acid which acts to inhibit the transmission of nerve impulses in the central nervous system

Autographa gamma in silver Y British & World English

A greyish-brown European moth that has purple-tinged wings with a white Y-shaped mark on the forewings

linolenic acid British & World English

A polyunsaturated fatty acid (with one more double bond than linoleic acid) present as a glyceride in linseed and other oils and essential in the human diet

gamma-linolenic acid in linolenic acid British & World English

A polyunsaturated fatty acid (with one more double bond than linoleic acid) present as a glyceride in linseed and other oils and essential in the human diet