a rafter cut to a curve on one or both edges.
[noun kom-pluh-muh nt; verb kom-pluh-ment] /noun ˈkɒm plə mənt; verb ˈkɒm pləˌmɛnt/ noun 1. something that completes or makes perfect: A good wine is a complement to a good meal. 2. the quantity or amount that completes anything: We now have a full complement of packers. 3. either of two parts or things needed to […]
[kom-pluh-muh n-tahy-zer] /ˈkɒm plə mənˌtaɪ zər/ noun, Linguistics. 1. an element or elements marking a , as that in We thought that you forgot, for … to in For you to go all the way there would be silly, or possessive … -ing in Barbara’s leaving so early worried them. /ˈkɒmplɪmənˌtaɪzə/ noun 1. (generative grammar) […]
- Complement protein
complement protein n. Substance that is produced by a predecessor protein or in response to the presence of foreign material in the body and that triggers or participates in a complement reaction.
- Complement reaction
complement reaction n. A physiological reaction to the presence of a foreign microorganism in which a cascade of enzymatic reactions, triggered by molecular features of the microorganism, result in lysis or phagocytosis of the foreign material.
- Complement unit
complement unit n. The smallest amount of complement that will activate a hemolysin unit, causing lysis of a given quantity of red blood cells.