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B 1Definition: is the second letter of the English alphabet. (See Guide to Pronunciation, It is
etymologically related to p, v, f, w and m
letters representing sounds having a close organic affinity to its own sound; as in
Eng. bursar and purser;
Eng. bear and Lat. ferre;
Eng. silver and
Ger. silber; Lat.
cubitum and It.
gomito; Eng. seven,
Anglo-Saxon seofon, Ger. sieben, Lat.
septem, Gr."epta`, Sanskrit
saptan. The form of letter B is Roman, from Greek B
(Beta), of Semitic origin. The small b was formed by gradual change from the capital B.
B 2Definition: aerobic
rod-shaped spore-producing bacterium; often occurring in chainlike
formations; found primarily in soil
B 3Definition: the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
B 4Definition: the blood group whose red
cells carry the B antigen
b 5Definition: (physics) a unit of nuclear cross section; the effective circular area that one particle
presents to another as a target for an encounter
B 6Definition: a logarithmic unit of sound intensity equal to
B 7Definition: a trivalent metalloid element;
occurs both in a hard black crystal and in the form of a yellow or brown powder
B 8Definition: originally thought to be a single vitamin but now separated into several B