an alloy of from 55 to 61 percent copper with from 39 to 45 percent zinc.
to put or arrange in order. to express by or furnish with an . verb (transitive) to arrange in conventional alphabetical order to express by an alphabet v. 1866, from alphabet + -ize. Related: Alphabetized; alphabetizing.
- Alpha blocker
any of various substances that interfere with the action of the alpha receptors. noun any of various drugs that prevent the stimulation of alpha-adrenergic receptors that increase blood pressure Usage Note medicine
- Alpha brass
any alloy of copper and zinc, a homogeneous solid solution containing more than 64 percent copper.
- Alpha carotene
alpha carotene alpha carotene n. An isomer of carotene.
- Alpha cell
alpha cell alpha cell n. Cells situated on the periphery of the islets of Langerhans. Cells containing acidophil granules in the anterior lobe of the pituitary gland. Also called A cell.