Zigzag

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Zigzag

A line formed by angles that alternately project and retreat; occurring in bands, on columns, and in larger patterns on cornices.

zigzag, dancette

An ornamental molding of continued chevrons.
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Despite the extra-wide footings and zigzagging base, the construction, by architect Tom Ward, is deceptively simple.
The transistors and diodes are fashioned out of a stretchy material called polyacetylene, a collection of long, zigzagging chains of carbon atoms.
Since the discovery of this zigzagging Z-DNA six years ago, scientists have speculated that it plays a role in control of gene activity.