Meaning of “double helix” in the English Dictionary


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double helixnoun [ 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)

(Definition of “double helix” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)