- Alpha female
noun the dominant female animal in a pack Examples The pack deferred to the alpha female. See alpha girl Word Origin fr alpha male Contemporary Examples ReasonTV interviews Kay Hymowitz about why the “alpha female” does not exist on a large scale in America. The Alpha Female’s Dilemma Ilana Glazer February 4, 2013 Most packs […]
a serum produced during pregnancy, useful in the prenatal diagnosis of multiple births or birth defects. Abbreviation: AFP. noun a protein that forms in the liver of the human fetus. Excessive quantities in the amniotic fluid and maternal blood may indicate spina bifida in the fetus; low levels may point to Down’s syndrome afp alpha-fetoprotein […]
- Alpha fiber
alpha fiber alpha fiber n. Any of the large somatic motor or proprioceptive nerve fibers conducting impulses at rates near 100 meters per second.
- Alpha geek
noun (slang) the person in a group or office who has the most knowledge about computer technology job The head geek or geek’s geek. When no one else knows the answer, or several techno-types give conflicting advise, or the error message says “consult your administrator” and you *are* the administrator, you ask the Alpha Geek. […]