at ca. 2ml

Portuguese translation: Circa

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English term or phrase:at ca. 2ml
Portuguese translation:Circa
Entered by: Mariclara Barros
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13:39 Dec 23, 2010
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Science - Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng / Tumor growth inhibition studies
English term or phrase: at ca. 2ml
Olá, gostaria de saber o que significa "ca" nessa expressão. Seria abreviatura de Cálcio (Calcium)?
Como aparece em minúsculo (e em vários textos) fiquei na dúvida. Ou em inglês é em minúsculo mesmo? Mas as siglas não fariam parte da norma universal?
Obrigada.
Mariclara Barros
France
Local time: 14:22
Circa
Explanation:
Imagino que seja isto. "Ca." é a abreviatura padrão de "circa", aproximadamente.

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Note added at 6 mins (2010-12-23 13:45:44 GMT)
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Seria algo como "em/com aproximadamente 2 mililitros..." mas sem mais contexto, fica impossível dizer com maior certeza.
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Filippe Vasconcellos de Freitas Guimarães
Brazil
Local time: 09:22
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3 +2Circa
Filippe Vasconcellos de Freitas Guimarães


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Circa


Explanation:
Imagino que seja isto. "Ca." é a abreviatura padrão de "circa", aproximadamente.

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Note added at 6 mins (2010-12-23 13:45:44 GMT)
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Seria algo como "em/com aproximadamente 2 mililitros..." mas sem mais contexto, fica impossível dizer com maior certeza.

Filippe Vasconcellos de Freitas Guimarães
Brazil
Local time: 09:22
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agree  Antonio Barros: É circa, com o sentido de "cerca de". Fvasconcelos está certo.
45 mins
  -> Obrigado, Antonio! Boas festas!

agree  josephblum: certo. Mariclara, se fosse cálcio: 1- estaria totalmente fora de contexto 2 - o C seria maiúsculo
1 hr
  -> Exatamente. Boas festas!
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