Jewish History. a lamb slaughtered and eaten on the eve of the first day of Passover. Ex. 12:3–11.
(initial capital letters) .
(initial capital letters) any of several symbolic representations of , as the Agnus Dei.
(initial capital letters). Also called Holy Lamb. Heraldry. a representation of a lamb passant having around its head a nimbus and supporting on the dexter shoulder a crosslike staff bearing a flag argent charged with a cross gules.
(sometimes not capitals) (Old Testament) the lamb killed and eaten on the first day of the Passover
Christ regarded as this sacrifice
noun 1. (in the early Christian church) a letter, written by a patriarch, archbishop, or bishop to a cleric under his authority, announcing the date of the next Easter festival.
- Paschen-Back effect
[pah-shuh n-bahk] /ˈpɑ ʃənˈbɑk/ noun, Physics. 1. a splitting of spectral lines observed when the source of a radiation is subjected to a strong magnetic field, caused when the vectors associated with the spin and orbital angular momentum exhibit individual rather than common precession.
- Paschen body
Paschen body Pa·schen body (pāsh’ən, pä’shən) n. A particle of virus observed in relatively large numbers in squamous cells of the skin in smallpox or vaccinia.
[pah-shuh n] /ˈpɑ ʃən/ noun, Physics. 1. a series of lines in the infrared spectrum of hydrogen.