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kink

[kiŋk]
(engineering)
A tightened loop in a wire rope resulting in permanent deformation and damage to the wire.
(cell and molecular biology)
A bend between two helical segments of deoxyribonucleic acid achieved by unstacking one base pair and twisting the polynucleotide backbone.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

kink

A form of damage that appears as a sharp bend or a twist in a piece of wire, tubing, or sheet metal. See compressor blade damage.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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