double helix Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “double helix” in the English Dictionary

"double helix" in American English

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of double helix?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

futuristic

strange and very modern, or intended or seeming to come from some imagined time in the future

Word of the Day

Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
Chest pains and palpitations: talking about illness (2)
by Liz Walter,
February 03, 2016
My previous post (My leg hurts: Talking about illness (1)) presented some general vocabulary to use at the doctor’s. This one looks at some more specific areas of illness and explains some useful words and phrases that you may need to use or understand on a visit to the doctor’s. There are several

Read More 

awesomesauce noun
awesomesauce noun
February 01, 2016
slang the state of being extremely good or enjoyable or something or someone that is extremely good or enjoyable Recovering from the awesomesauce of another fab #Vidcon!!

Read More