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See definition of helix on Dictionary.com
  • as inknot
  • as inspiral
  • as intwist
  • as inwhorl
  • as incoil
  • as inconvolution
  • as incurve

synonyms for helix

  • screw
  • tangle
  • bond
  • braid
  • bunch
  • coil
  • connection
  • contortion
  • entanglement
  • gnarl
  • hitch
  • joint
  • kink
  • ligament
  • ligature
  • link
  • mat
  • nexus
  • perplexity
  • rosette
  • snag
  • snarl
  • spiral
  • splice
  • tie
  • twirl
  • twist
  • warp
  • whirl
  • whorl
  • yoke
  • vinculum
  • undulation
  • complexity
  • contortion
  • twist
  • intricacy
  • winding
  • gyration
  • swirl
  • coil
  • serpentine
  • tortuousness
  • involution
  • sinuousness
  • sinuosity
  • curlicue
  • coiling
  • snaking
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antonyms for helix

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  • advantage
  • opening
  • simplicity
  • line
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      How to use helix in a sentence

      One of the last century’s most dramatic discoveries came in 1953, when James Watson and Francis Crick, aided by an X-ray image produced by Rosalind Franklin, figured out the double helix structure of the genetic molecule DNA.
      THE TOP 10 SCIENTIFIC SURPRISES OF SCIENCE NEWS’ FIRST 100 YEARSTOM SIEGFRIEDSEPTEMBER 20, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
      Scouring the human genome today, it’s clear we have viral DNA and other genetic elements embedded inside our own double helices.
      SURPRISE! OUR BODIES HAVE BEEN HIDING A TROJAN HORSE FOR GENE THERAPYSHELLY FANAUGUST 24, 2021SINGULARITY HUB 
      Based on enormously complicated biophysics—much of which remains mysterious—the string folds into delicate shapes, such as sheets of twisting and turning strands, or helices that wrap around each other.
      DEEPMIND’S ALPHAFOLD IS CLOSE TO SOLVING ONE OF BIOLOGY’S GREATEST CHALLENGESSHELLY FANDECEMBER 15, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
      The largest is Helix pomatia (figured on pp. 11 and 12), which often goes by the name of “the edible snail.”
      OUR BRITISH SNAILSJOHN WILLIAM HORSLEY
      In 1878 he removed to Umatilla county, Oregon, where he took up a homestead and a timber culture near Helix.
      LYMAN'S HISTORY OF OLD WALLA WALLA COUNTY, VOL. 2 (OF 2)WILLIAM DENISON LYMAN
      He went carelessly too near the still revolving machinery, and his coat-flap was caught and wound into the helix of the pugmill.
      SOMEHOW GOODWILLIAM DE MORGAN
      There are to be found in this bed of marl several species of helix and voluta.
      SUMMARY NARRATIVE OF AN EXPLORATORY EXPEDITION TO THE SOURCES OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER, IN 1820HENRY ROWE SCHOOLCRAFT
      If the latter is in the form of a helix its magnetic field resembles that of a straight bar magnet.
      PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
      In fact the helix has the properties of a magnet with north- and south-seeking poles while a current is flowing through it.
      PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
      The direction of the current in a helix (Fig. 232) or the polarity of its core may be determined by another right-hand rule.
      PHYSICSWILLIS EUGENE TOWER
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      capacitor

      WORDS RELATED TO HELIX

      • bight
      • braid
      • circle
      • convolution
      • corkscrew
      • curlicue
      • gyration
      • helix
      • involution
      • lap
      • loop
      • ring
      • roll
      • scroll
      • spiral
      • tendril
      • turn
      • twine
      • twirl
      • twist
      • whorl
      • wind
      • coil
      • coiling
      • complexity
      • contortion
      • curlicue
      • gyration
      • helix
      • intricacy
      • involution
      • serpentine
      • sinuosity
      • sinuousness
      • snaking
      • swirl
      • tortuousness
      • twist
      • undulation
      • winding
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