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gamma

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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gammagam‧ma /ˈɡæmə/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 SLAthe third letter of the Greek alphabet
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gammaBeta and gamma emissions can be detected by scintillation counters.Gastric emptying tests with radiolabelled meals and gamma camera imaging have proved popular for many years in clinical research and physiological studies.The radiation emitted by these isotopes consists of alpha particles, beta particles, and gamma rays.Fields in the range of interest are usually measured in gamma, one gauss being 100,000 gamma.We must lift detectors above the atmosphere to study gamma rays, X-rays, ultraviolet and long infrared radiations.These plasma cells produce a homogeneous immunoglobulin protein which stains as a well-defined peak in the gamma region.The gamma dose rate proved to be only about 20 percent - reasonably typical for clay materials.Hemoglobin F, or fetal hemoglobin, is composed of two alpha chains and two gamma chains. 214.
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