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helix

noun

1 helix

A curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.

synonym: spiral.

Roget 245: curvature, curvity, curvation; incurvature, incurvity; incurvation; bend; flexure, flexion, flection; conflexure; crook, hook, ... show more

Roget 312: rotation, revolution, spinning, gyration, turning about an axis, turning aound an axis, circulation, roll; circumrotation, circumvolution, circumgyration; volutation, circination, turbination, ... show more

Polish: helisa, linia śrubowa



2 helix

A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.

synonyms: coil, spiral, volute, whorl.

Roget 248: winding etc. v.; convolution, involution, circumvolution; wave, undulation, tortuosity, anfractuosity; sinuosity, sinuation; meandering, ... show more

Dutch: propeller, schroef, helix, krul, schroeflijn, spiraal, spiraallijn

3 Helix

Type genus of the family Helicidae.

synonym: genus Helix.


Moby thesaurus: cirrus, coil, corkscrew, curl, curlicue, evolute, gyre, involute, kink, ringlet, roll, screw, scroll, spiral, swirl, tendril, twirl, twist, volute, volution ... show more.

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