a star of the first magnitude in the constellation Southern Cross.
- Beta decay
a radioactive process in which a beta particle is emitted from the nucleus of an atom, raising the atomic number of the atom by one if the particle is negatively charged, lowering it by one if positively charged. noun the radioactive transformation of an atomic nucleus accompanying the emission of an electron. It involves unit […]
a brand name for povidone-iodine.
a potent endorphin released by the anterior pituitary gland in response to pain, trauma, exercise, or other forms of stress.
- Beta fiber
- Beta function
a function of two variables, usually expressed as an improper integral and equal to the quotient of the product of the values of the gamma function at each variable divided by the value of the gamma function at the sum of the variables.