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1. helix

noun. ['ˈhiːlɪks'] a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.

Synonyms

  • structure
  • hank
  • volute
  • whorl
  • construction
  • coil

Antonyms

  • deflationary spiral
  • inflationary spiral
  • natural object
  • disassembly

Etymology

  • helix (Latin)
  • ἕλιξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Rhymes with Helix

  • felix

How do you pronounce helix?

Pronounce helix as ˈhilɪks.

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Sentences with helix


1. Noun, singular or mass
These are arranged in the form of a long triple helix.

Quotes about helix


1. Every time you understand something, religion becomes less likely. Only with the discovery of the double helix and the ensuing genetic revolution have we had grounds for thinking that the powers held traditionally to be the exclusive property of the gods might one day be ours. . . .
- James D. Watson

2. The way we think may be completely different, but you and I are an ancient, archetypal couple, the original man and woman. We are the model for Adam and Eve. For all couples in love, there comes a moment when a man gazes at a woman with the very same kind of realization. It is an infinite helix, the dance of two souls resonating, like the twist of DNA, like the vast universe.
- Banana Yoshimoto

2. Helix

noun. type genus of the family Helicidae.

Synonyms

  • brown snail
  • Helix pomatia
  • genus Helix
  • garden snail
  • mollusk genus
  • Helix hortensis
  • Helicidae
  • edible snail
  • family Helicidae

3. helix

noun. ['ˈhiːlɪks'] a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.

Synonyms

  • curved shape
  • curve
  • double helix

Antonyms

  • misconstruction
  • unwind
  • uncoil
  • curliness

Etymology

  • helix (Latin)
  • ἕλιξ (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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