Adjective "kappa" definition and examples

(Kappa may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈkapə/

Definitions and examples

noun

The tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), transliterated as ‘k’.
  1. 'The text begins midsentence and continues with an enlarged marginal letter kappa on line 3.'
  2. 'Kappa Orionis'
  3. 'In 2005 kappa Coronae Borealis turned around and started heading back toward us.'
  4. 'Activation of kappa receptors blocked the induction of UP at the perforant-path synapses and this blockage can be reversed by naloxone 23.'
  5. 'The NK1, kappa opioid, and CCRS receptors all have an amino acid composition similar to rhodopsin near the conserved Pro.'

More definitions

1. the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k).

2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.

More examples(as adjective)

"genes can be kappa."

Origin

Greek.