[oh-mee-guh-three, oh-mey-, oh-meg-uh-] /oʊˈmi gəˈθri, oʊˈmeɪ-, oʊˈmɛg ə-/
a polyunsaturated fatty acid, essential for normal retinal function, that influences various metabolic pathways, resulting in lowered cholesterol and triglyceride levels, inhibited platelet clotting, and reduced inflammatory and immune reactions.
In domain theory, a complete partial order is algebraic if every element is the lub of some chain of compact elements. If the set of compact elements is countable it is omega-algebraic. Usually written with a Greek letter omega (LaTeX \omega). (1995-02-03)
noun, Physics. 1. a negative baryon having a mass 3272 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of 8 X 10 -11 seconds. omega baryon A subatomic particle in the baryon family, consisting of three strange quarks. It has a mass 3,272 times that of the electron, a negative electric charge, and an […]
noun, Physics. 1. a neutral and extremely short-lived meson having a mass 1532 times that of the electron and a mean lifetime of 6.6 X 10 -23 seconds. omega meson A neutral meson having a mass 1,532 times that of the electron and an average lifetime of 6.6 × 10-23 seconds. See Table at subatomic […]
- Omega minus
noun 1. an unstable negatively charged elementary particle, classified as a baryon, that has a mass 3273 times that of the electron