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|Unicode name||GREEK SMALL LETTER BETA|
See also: Appendix:Variations of "b"
- The second letter of the Greek alphabet.
- (IPA) voiced bilabial fricative.
- (chemistry) Used in chemical nomenclature to refer to the second of several isomers, positions or variations.
- β-carotene is the most well-known isomer of tetraterpene hydrocarbons, C40H56.
- Lower-case beta (βήτα), the second letter of the ancient Greek alphabet. It represented the voiced bilabial plosive: IPA(key): /b/. It is preceded by α and followed by γ.
- Lower-case beta (βήτα), the second letter of the modern Greek alphabet. It represents the voiced labiodental fricative: IPA(key): /v/. It is preceded by α and followed by γ.
See also beta