[kap-uh] /ˈkæp ə/

the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).
the consonant sound represented by this letter.
the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k

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

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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