Definition of paranemic in US English:

paranemic

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating a structure formed by two or more similar helices coiled together side by side in such a way that they may be fully separated without being unwound.

Origin

1940s. From para- + ancient Greek νῆμα thread + -ic.

Pronunciation

paranemic

/ˌparəˈniːmɪk/