Helix

A helix (pl: helixes or helices) is a type of smooth space curve, i.e. a curve in three-dimensional space. It has the property that the tangent line at any point makes a constant angle with a fixed line called the axis. Examples of helixes are coil springs and the handrails of spiral staircases. A `filled-in` helix – for example, a spiral ramp.....
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(from the article `ear, human`) ...canal, or acoustic meatus, is called the concha. It is partly covered by two small projections, the tonguelike tragus in front and the antitragus ...
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(from the article `electron tube`) ...the electron beam, and (4) a collector with which to collect the electrons. There are two main types of TWTs, and these are differentiated by the ...
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(from the article `Pauling, Linus`) ...three-dimensional structure of proteins. By folding a paper on which he had drawn a chain of linked amino acids, he discovered a cylindrical ... ...volume of a given cube, a task that cannot be performed using only the ruler-and-compass methods of Euclid`s Elements. Book 4 concerns the ... [2 re...
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(he´liks) pl. he´lices, helixes a winding structure; see also coil and spiral. the superior and posterior free margin of the pinna of the ear. α-helix , alpha helix the complex structural arrangement of parts of protein molecules in which a single polype...
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Helix

[n] - a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle 2. [n] - type genus of the family Helicidae
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• (n.) The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear. • (n.) A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital. • (n.) A genus of land snails, including a large number of species. • (n.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the c...
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<chemistry, molecular biology> A spiral structure in a macromolecule that contains a repeating pattern. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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genus Helix noun type genus of the family Helicidae
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[airline] Helix is a Russian helicopter airline based in Perm. The airline carries out patrols, search-and-rescue, air-ambulance, air-freight and charter passenger flights (especially for hunting, fishing and extreme sports). It has won the `Crystal Earthmaker` award (of Great Britain) as well as `The American Golden Certificate of Internat...
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[database] Helix is a pioneering database management system for the Apple Macintosh platform, created in 1983. Helix uses a graphical `programming language` to add logic to its applications, allowing non-programmers to construct sophisticated applications. It never grew beyond being a niche product. As of 2005, Helix is twenty-one years old...
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[ear] The prominent rim of the auricula is called the helix. Where the helix turns downward behind, a small tubercle is frequently seen: the auricular tubercle of Darwin. ==Additional images== File:Slide2COR.JPG|External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. File:Slide3COR.JPG|External ear. Right auricle.Lateral view. File:Slide4COR.JPG|External...
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[gastropod] clade Euthyneura clade Panpulmonata clade Eupulmonata clade Stylommatophora Helix is a genus of large air-breathing land snails, terrestrial pulmonate gastropod molluscs. This genus is native to Europe and the regions around the Mediterranean Sea. Helix is the type genus of the family Helicidae. The best-known species include He...
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[multimedia project] Helix DNA is a project to produce computer software that can play audio and video media in various formats, aid in producing such media, and serve them over a network. It is intended as a largely free and open source digital media framework that runs on numerous operating systems and processors (including mobile phones)...
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[newspaper] The Helix was the first underground newspaper in Seattle, Washington, founded and edited by Paul Dorpat; among its writers were Tom Robbins, later known as a novelist, and Walt Crowley, who served as a cartoonist, writer, and editor. After a series of organizational meetings held at the Free University of Seattle, the Helix firs...
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[roller coaster] Helix is a steel roller coaster located at Liseberg in Gothenburg, Sweden. The ride, built by Mack Rides, features two linear synchronous motor launches and has a top speed of 100 km/h (62 mph). It features a 41 meter (135 foot)-tall dual-launch helix. The ride opened on 26 April 2014, Liseberg`s opening date for the 2014 s...
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[video game] Helix is a music video game for WiiWare by Ghostfire Games for 1000 Wii Points (and, now that DSiWare has been created, Nintendo Points). The objective of the game is to accurately copy gestures with the Wii Remote to the beat of the music. The game encourages players to use two Wii Remotes to play, and features 26 music tracks...
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He'lix noun ; plural Latin Helices , English Helixes . [ Latin helix , Greek ..., ..., from ... to turn round; confer Latin volvere , and English volute , voluble .] 1. (Geom.) A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to...
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A helix is a circular spiral with all the turns the same diameter.
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A path formed as a point advances uniformly around a cylinder, as the thread on a screw or the flutes on a drill.
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Helix

A path formed as a point advances uniformly around a cylinder, as the thread on a screw or the flute
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A spiral-wound wire used as a hinge or attaching device.
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Greek = coil.
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helix (s), helices (pl) 1. A spiral. 2. In geometry, the curve formed by a straight line drawn on a plane when that plane is wrapped around a cylindrical surface of any kind; especially, a right circular cylinder, as the curve of a screw. 3. In architecture, a spiral ornament. 4. In anatomy, the curved fold forming most of the rim of ...
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Helix is a genus of gastropodous molluscs comprising the land shell-snails.
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