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Source:
Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Author(s):
Richard CammackRichard Cammack, Teresa AtwoodTeresa Atwood, Peter CampbellPeter Campbell, Howard ParishHoward Parish, Anthony SmithAnthony Smith, Frank VellaFrank Vella, John StirlingJohn Stirling

a 

symbol for

1 absorption coefficient.

2 acceleration (in vector equations it is printed in bold italic (a).

3 activity (def. 3).

4 van der Waals coefficient.

5 as subscript, denotes affinity.