Synonyms
Etymology

1. kappa

noun. ['ˈkæpə'] the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet.

Synonyms

  • Greek alphabet
  • alphabetic character
  • letter of the alphabet

Etymology

  • κάππα (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
  • 河童 (Japanese)

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Rhymes with Kappa

  • zappa
  • rappa
  • pappa
  • nappa
  • napa
  • gappa
  • cappa

2. kappa-meson

noun. an unstable meson produced as the result of a high-energy particle collision.

Synonyms

  • kaon
  • mesotron
  • meson
  • K particle

Sentences with kappa


1. Noun, singular or mass
In 2002, researchers discovered that S. divinorum acts on that part of the brain known as the kappa opiate receptor that regulates much of human perception.

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