Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “helix”

helix

noun [C]     /ˈhiː.lɪks/ (plural helices) specialized
a curve that goes around a central tube or cone shape in the form of a spiralBends, loops and curves helical     /-lɪ.kəl/ adjective specialized in the shape of a helix: helical molecules a helical structure Properties of circles and curves
(Definition of helix noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of helix

More definitions for “helix”

Definitions of “helix” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

drizzle

to pour liquid slowly over something, especially in a thin line or in small drops

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More