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helix

1. a curve that lies on a cylinder or cone, at a constant angle to the line segments making up the surface; spiral
2. the incurving fold that forms the margin of the external ear
3. another name for volute
4. any terrestrial gastropod mollusc of the genus Helix, which includes the garden snail (H. aspersa)

Helix

Any spiral form, particularly a small volute or twist under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.

helix

[′hē‚liks]
(electricity)
A spread-out, single-layer coil of wire, either wound around a supporting cylinder or made of stiff enough wire to be self-supporting.
(mathematics)
A curve traced on a cylindrical or conical surface where all points of the surface are cut at the same angle.
(cell and molecular biology)
A spiral structure with a repeating pattern that characterizes many biological polymers, for example, double-stranded nucleic acids and proteins.

Helix

[′hē‚liks]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of pulmonate land mollusks including many of the edible snails; individuals have a coiled shell with a low conical spire.

helix

helix, 1: H
1. Any spiral, particularly a small volute or twist under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.
2. The volute of an Ionic capital.

Helix

A hardware description language from Silvar-Lisco.
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Assisting the scientists in viewing the DNA replication was a dye that would stick to a completed double helix but not to an incomplete single strand.
Kimerling said Double Helix officially launched after CU granted the company an exclusive license on Piestun's technology "They are our partners in developing the technology; they want us to succeed.
Sheldrick tackled the problem with sophisticated software and supercomputers and, after a week of processing, the image of a double helix made of two strands of poly(A) emerged.
April 2009 marked the beginning of further improvements to the double helix stairs leading up to the crown, which reopened on July 4, 2009 for the first time since the terrorist attacks of September 11.
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1953: Scientific journal Nature publishes a short, world-changing paper by James Watson and Francis Crick on the double helix structure of DNA.
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Around the tomb I included another symbol: the double helix of DNA.
Not since Watson and Crick discovered the double helix structure of DNA molecules has there been a giant step forward in cancer research such as this.
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