lambda; Λ, λ +
(Greek: the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet; Λ, λ)
2. The point of junction at the center of the back of the cranium (skull) between the rear plate of the cranium occipital bone and the two upper plates parietal bones.
This junction is said to resemble the Greek capital letter lambda.
3. The craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and lamboid sutures of the skull.
4. The point at the site of the posterior fontanel where the lambdoid and sagittal sutures meet; used as a craniometric landmark.
2. One of the two forms of smaller polypeptide chains (known as light chains) that occur in immunoglobulins.
Using separate lasers, each tuned to a slightly different frequency, multiple lambdas can be projected down a single fiber strand to carry multiple streams of data.
DWDM (dense wavelength division multiplexing) is the technology for projecting multiple lambda circuits on fiber strands. Currently, 200 lambdas per fiber is common, but thousands are possible.
2. Any baryon resonance having zero hypercharge and total isotopic spin.
Used as a model vector in gene cloning.
2. The temperature at which the specific heat of a substance has a sharp peak.
This is observed in many second-order transitions.
2. A speech disorder involving the faulty pronunciation of "L"; babbling speech.
3. The substitution of "L" for "R" when speaking.
2. Resembling in form the Greek letter lambda (Λ); a reference to the suture between the occipital and the two parietal bones of the skull.
It is continuous with the occipitomastoid suture between the occipital and the mastoid portions of the temporal bones.