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helixnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhiː.lɪks/ (plural helices ) specialized
a ​curve that goes around a ​centraltube or ​coneshape in the ​form of a ​spiral
helical
adjective uk   us   /-lɪ.kəl/ specialized
in the ​shape of a helix: helical ​molecules a helical ​structure
(Definition of helix from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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helixnoun [C]

 /ˈhi·lɪks/ (helix or helices  /ˈhel·əˌsiz, ˈhi·lə-/ )
geometry a ​shapecurvingcontinuously around a ​centerpoint as of a ​linewrapped around a ​cylinder or a ​cone; a ​spiral
(Definition of helix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “helix”
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺旋(形)…
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