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Chief or principal; in embryology, relating to the main venous drainage.
[L. cardinalis, principal]
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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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(4) In that work, he demonstrated that the market economy is the only solution to transforming rank orders of value into cardinal numbers suitable for making economizing decisions in a division of labor.
What are the first and last cardinal number alphomes in alphabetical order?
If [alpha],[beta] are infinite cardinal numbers then [alpha] + [beta] = [alpha] x [beta] = max{[alpha],[beta]}.
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.
Since other (rarer) quasi-syllabic and syllabic spellings indicate that feminine forms of words for the cardinal numbers 3-10 end in -t, and since final -CV signs are used to represent final consonants in Late Babylonian orthography, the syllable sign -ta in the writing n-ta stands for final /t/ (It might be noted that E.
Cleary again defends Aristotle against those who claim he misunderstood Plato's distinction between ordinal (Form Number) and cardinal numbers (mathematical number), and he champions Aristotle's interpretation that Form Numbers consist of units.
Much of their model is quite valuable, but I start with one crucial problem, namely the use of cardinal numbers (ranging from -2 to +2) to represent the utilities (i.e.
If you move away from cardinal numbers to ordinal numbers, what anagram examples exist in the range "January first" to "December thirty-first"?
Cardinal numbers describe the quantity of members of a set and answer the question "How many?" whereas ordinals locate a place in a sequence.
My November 2002 article explored shiftgrams of cardinal numbers, chemical elements, color names, letters of the Greek alphabet, US statenames, days of the week, and planets of the Solar System.