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helixnoun [C]

 /ˈhi·lɪks/ (helix or helices  /ˈhel·əˌsiz, ˈhi·lə-/ )
geometry a shape curving continuously around a center point as of a line wrapped around a cylinder or a cone; a spiral
Translations of “helix”
in Chinese (Traditional) 螺旋(形)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 螺旋(形)…
(Definition of helix from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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