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double helix

noun [U]  /ˈdʌb·əl ˈhi·lɪks/
science the shape like two curving lines twisted together that is made by two strands (= strings) of DNA (= the chemical that controls each cell)
Translations of “double helix”
in Chinese (Traditional) (DNA 分子的)雙螺旋結構…
in Chinese (Simplified) (DNA 分子的)双螺旋结构…
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