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double helixnoun [U]

 /ˈdʌb·əl ˈhi·lɪks/
science the ​shape like two ​curvinglinestwisted together that is made by two ​strands (= ​strings) of ​DNA (= the ​chemical that ​controls each ​cell)
(Definition of double helix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “double helix”
in Chinese (Simplified) (DNA 分子的)双螺旋结构…
in Chinese (Traditional) (DNA 分子的)雙螺旋結構…
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