Definition of interwind in US English:

interwind

verb

[with object]usually as adjective interwound
  • Wind together.

    ‘a transformer consists of two interwound coils’
    • ‘Surprisingly, the soft denatured region is most often found in positions where the interwound superhelix forms branches, unlike permanently curved regions, which tend to localize in the apex of the superhelix.’
    • ‘The inverted conformation is now a positive trefoil, and two different catenanes result from the reaction-a negatively single-linked catenane or a catenane formed by double helical interwinding.’
    • ‘The two monomers are interwound, forming a lobster-like structure with two flexible arms consisting of two antiparallel-ribbons.’
    • ‘The two HC, a-helical domains are helically interwound, giving the molecules a long, rigid superhelical structure with 2 globular headpieces.’
    • ‘It was found that an interwound configuration describes the data well, provided interactions among supercoils are accounted for in the second virial approximation.’
    entwine, interweave, interlace, interthread, intertwist, twist, coil, twirl, ravel, lace, braid, plait, knit
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Pronunciation

interwind

/ˌin(t)ərˈwīnd/