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Chief or principal; in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage.
[L. cardinalis, principal]


/car·di·nal/ (kahr´dĭ-n'l)
1. of primary or preeminent importance.
2. in embryology, pertaining to the main venous drainage.


Etymology: L, cardo, hinge
pertaining to something so fundamental that other things hinge on it, such as a cardinal trait that influences one's total behavior.


A gene on chromosome 19q13.33 that encodes a protein involved in apoptosis which is highly expressed in the lung, ovary, testis and placenta. CARD8 inhibits NF-kappa-B activation and regulates cell responses controlled by NF-kappa-B transcription factor. It may be part of the inflammasome, a protein complex that activates proinflammatory caspases.
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The smallest infinite ordinal number is [omega], which is the cardinal number of the set of natural numbers N.
Cantor called this abstract extensional presentation of a set its power or its cardinal number, but it is also possible to think of a set in terms of its intrinsic order, thus defining the sets ordinal type.
Two sets [alpha] and [beta] have the same cardinal number if there is a one-to-one relation between them; each element of [alpha] maps onto a unique element of [beta]and vice versa.
Streck demonstrates that gender polarity (chiastic concord) of cardinal numbers with the nouns numbered has been replaced by gender congruence in the Late Babylonian stage of Akkadian (I [section]29-33; even the tens have a masculine and feminine series).
Here are some new shiftgrams for cardinal numbers, with the letter-shift value in the center.
Since then, no other transposal material has appeared for the cardinal numbers TWENTY ONE and upwards.
Seven lists follow: cardinal numbers, chemical elements, colors, letters of the Greek alphabet, US statenames, days of the week, and planets of the solar system.
Count all the cardinal number names spelt with a given number of letters.