- Alpha-hydroxy acid
noun a type of organic acid, commonly used in skin-care preparations, that has a hydroxyl group attached to the carbon atom next to the carbon atom carrying the carboxyl group alpha-hydroxy acid al·pha-hy·drox·y acid (āl’fə-hī-drŏk’sē) n. Any of various fruit acids with the capacity to trap moisture in the skin and initiate formation of collagen.
- Alpha-linolenic acid
noun another name for linolenic acid
alpha-lipoprotein alpha-lipoprotein n. See high-density lipoprotein.
the beginning and the end. Rev. 1:8. the basic or essential element or elements: the alpha and omega of political reform. noun the first and last, a phrase used in Revelation 1:8 to signify God’s eternity the basic reason or meaning; most important part alpha and omega [(al-fuh; oh-may-guh, oh-meg-uh, oh-mee-guh)] The beginning and the […]