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tau


noun

  1. the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet (T, τ).
  2. the consonant sound represented by this letter.
  3. tav.
  4. Also tau·on [tou-on] /ˈtaʊ ɒn/. Physics. tau lepton.
  5. Also called tau protein. Biochemistry. a protein that is an important component of nerve cells, helping to maintain their function and structure: in the brain, distortions in the protein’s molecular shape is associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.

noun

  1. the 19th letter in the Greek alphabet (Τ, τ), a consonant, transliterated as t

nineteenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from Hebrew taw, last letter of the Hebrew alphabet, literally “sign, mark.” n.

  1. The 19th letter of the Greek alphabet.

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