- Alpha iron
the magnetic allotrope of iron, stable below 910°C and having a body-centered cubic space lattice. noun a magnetic allotrope of iron that is stable below 910°C; ferrite
- Alpha-ketoglutaric acid
a dibasic keto acid, C 5 H 6 O 5 , that occurs as an intermediate in the Krebs’ cycle and in protein metabolism.
- Alpha male
a male animal having the highest rank in a dominance hierarchy: Studies show that in spite of their high rank, access to females, etc., baboon alpha males experience a great deal of stress. the most dominant, powerful, or assertive man in a particular group: the alpha male of investment bankers. Contemporary Examples Yahoo is merely […]
See under . either of two isomeric hydroxyl derivatives, C 1 0 H 7 OH, of naphthalene (alpha-naphthol or 1-naphthol and beta-naphthol or 2-naphthol) white or yellowish crystals, with a phenolic odor, that darken on exposure to light: used chiefly in dyes, drugs, perfumes, and insecticides. Historical Examples alpha-naphthol for dark reds from Primuline, greys […]