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Definition of Helix

Helix
Helix He"lix, n.; pl. L. Helices, E. Helixes. [L. helix, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to turn round; cf. L. volvere, and E. volute, voluble.] 1. (Geom.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane. 2. (Arch.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital. 3. (Anat.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear. 4. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species. Note: The genus originally included nearly all shells, but is now greatly restricted. See Snail, Pulmonifera.

Meaning of Helix from wikipedia

- A helix (/ˈhiːlɪks/), plural helixes or helices (/ˈhɛlɪsiːz/), is a shape like a cork**** or spiral staircase. It is a type of smooth space curve with...
- In proteins, the helix-turn-helix (HTH) is a major structural motif capable of binding DNA. Each monomer incorporates two α helices, joined by a short...
- The alpha helix (α-helix) is a common motif in the secondary structure of proteins and is a right hand-helix conformation in which every backbone N−H group...
- The Helix Nebula (also known as NGC 7293 or Caldwell 63) is a planetary nebula (PN) located in the constellation Aquarius. Discovered by Karl Ludwig Harding...
- Hedera helix, the common ivy, English ivy, European ivy, or just ivy, is a species of flowering plant of the ivy genus in the family Araliaceae, native...
- Helix is a Canadian hard rock and heavy metal band. They formed in 1974, and are best known for their 1984 single "Rock You". The original lineup was...
- to Perforce Helix, which now supported distributed development and included security features allowing su****ious usage tracking. Helix's security capabilities...
- In molecular biology, the term double helix refers to the structure formed by double-stranded molecules of nucleic acids such as DNA. The double helical...
- A basic helix–loop–helix (bHLH) is a protein structural motif that characterizes one of the largest families of dimerizing transcription factors. The word...
- A helix is a spiral-like space curve. Helix may also refer to: Helix (roller coaster), a roller coaster at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden The Helix (magazine)...