[ UK /hˈiːlɪks/ ]
[ US /ˈhiɫɪks/ ]
  1. a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    a coil of rope
  2. a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
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How To Use helix In A Sentence

  • Multiple mechanisms have evolved to repair damaged DNA, including the versatile nucleotide excision repair (NER) which is capable of removing a variety of bulky helix-distorting lesions, such as UV-induced cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers (CPDs) and 6-4 photoproducts PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles
  • This is a "scalariform" Helix aspersa shell from the Smithsonian's Natural History Museum. Archive 2007-10-01
  • In this close - up the DNA is seen as a long twisted molecular ladder, the double helix.
  • He was looking at the picture of the helix.
  • In fact, a wide range of structural proteins have coils in which two or three helices are wound around each other to form a left-handed superhelix conformation.
  • Programming by the plane curve unwrapped from the helix curve and cutting layer by layer, we created the variable pitch screw on the 3.5 axis NC milling.
  • What took place in 1953 right here in Cambridge, through significant collaboration with Birkbeck and King's Colleges, London, was the elucidation of its structure as a binary helix.
  • Consequently, they proposed a compact structural motif for the entire peptide in which the [beta] sheet structure of the superhelix is a sheet with three strands connected by two turns.
  • The term would denote either a limax or a helix, which are particularly noticeable for the slimy track they leave behind them, by which they seem to waste themselves away. Smith's Bible Dictionary
  • An abundance of shells of the helix tribe (Helix bulimus) was found on the top and sides of the hill; and a calcareous substance was observed protruding from the ground in every part, as noticed both by Vancouver and Flinders; * the former also found it on the bare sandy summit of Bald Head, and supposed it to be coral, a circumstance from which he inferred that the level of the ocean must have sunk. Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia Performed between the years 1818 and 1822 — Volume 1
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