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lamb·da / ˈlamdə/ • n. the eleventh letter of the Greek alphabet (Λ, λ), transliterated as ‘l.’ ∎  (Lambda) [followed by Latin genitive] Astron. the eleventh star in a constellation: Lambda Tauri. ∎  Biol. a type of bacteriophage virus used in genetic research: [as adj.] lambda phage. ∎  Anat. the point at the back of the skull where the parietal bones and the occipital bone meet. ∎  [as adj.] Biochem. denoting one of the two types of light polypeptide chain present in all immunoglobulin molecules (the other being kappa). • symb. ∎  (λ) wavelength. ∎  (λ) Astron. celestial longitude.

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lambda (lam-dă) n. the point on the skull at which the lambdoidal and sagittal sutures meet.

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lambdaadder, bladder, khaddar, ladder, madder •Esmeralda, Valda •scaffolder • lambda •Amanda, Aranda, Baganda, Banda, brander, candour (US candor), coriander, dander, expander, gander, germander, goosander, jacaranda, Leander, Luanda, Lysander, meander, memoranda, Menander, Miranda, oleander, panda, pander, philander, propaganda, Rwanda, sander, Skanda, stander, Uganda, understander, Vanda, veranda, withstander, zander •backhander • Laplander • stepladder •inlander • outlander • Netherlander •overlander • gerrymander •pomander •calamander, salamander •bystander •ardour (US ardor), armada, Bader, cadre, carder, cicada, Dalriada, enchilada, Garda, gelada, Granada, Haggadah, Hamada, intifada, lambada, larder, Masada, Nevada, panada, piña colada, pousada, promenader, retarder, Scheherazade, Theravada, Torquemada, tostada •Alexander, commander, demander, Lahnda, slander •Pravda • autostrada

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