Definition of helical in English:

helical

Pronunciation: /ˈhelik(ə)l//ˈhēlik(ə)l/

adjective

  • Having the shape or form of a helix; spiral.

    ‘helical molecules’
    • ‘The helical axis fluctuated to a limited extent about this average angle throughout the rest of the sampling period.’
    • ‘If a voltage is placed across the display, the helical shape is lost.’
    • ‘Solid boxes show the relative positions of two predicted helical structures.’
    • ‘The helical axis was tilted by an angle of 35° with respect to the central plane.’
    • ‘As the tissue is heated, triple helical molecules rewind, shrinking the collagen fibers.’
    • ‘These interactions are asymmetrically distributed about and along the helical axis.’
    • ‘The helical bias can result from an intrinsic tendency for curvature in chain direction.’
    • ‘On the negative side, I really didn't care for the helical magazine system.’
    • ‘There is also continued debate about whether they should be straight or helical, and about how best, mechanically, to align and attach them.’
    • ‘However, the general helical nature of the hook and filament are similar.’
    • ‘The secret, as the world now knows, lay in the double helical structure of DNA.’
    • ‘A common arrangement is the positioning of single leaves spirally up the stem, which can sometimes form a striking helical pattern in the shoot apex.’
    • ‘There also will be some historical notes about the helical screw and a review of the main methods for making threads in wood.’
    • ‘It described his proposal for a different type of helical structure, which he called the helix.’
    • ‘The presence of more than the expected number of signals indicated the existence of multiple helical forms.’
    • ‘Upon absorption of light, the kinked helix is relaxed into a normal helical conformation.’
    • ‘Our models were deliberately developed to maintain most of the helical secondary structure of the crystals.’
    • ‘This serves as the starting point for optimization of the helices in the helical bundle.’
    • ‘It is perfectly realistic to imagine a helical arrangement of straight molecules, as already assumed.’
    • ‘The helical regions of the molecule are often quite variable in sequence.’
    coiled, helical, helix-shaped, corkscrew, curling, winding, twisting, whorled, scrolled
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Pronunciation:

helical

/ˈhelik(ə)l//ˈhēlik(ə)l/