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Sometimes the helix is prolonged so as to divide the concha in two.

The expanded metal covering was also wire tied to the helix.

For ornaments they have a stick in the helix, or simple ornament in the ear-lobe.

Does the current in the wire at the top of the helix move east or west?

Helix (Theba) cartusiana (first noticed near a Carthusian monastery).

The antihelix may be so developed as to rise in front of the helix—Wildermuth's ear.

The figure appears to be intended to represent Helix Nux-denticulata.

A sub-genus of Helix, corresponding with the genus Achatina, Auct.

Rounded like a globe or ball, as the species of Helix, represented in fig. 268.

Between the helix and the antihelix is the fossa of the helix.

WORD ORIGIN

"a spiral thing," 1560s, from Latin helix "spiral," from Greek helix (genitive helikos), related to eilein "to turn, twist, roll," from PIE *wel-ik-, from root *wel- "to turn, revolve" (see volvox).

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