helix

Definitions

General Science

  • noun something in the form of a spiral or coil, e.g. a corkscrew or a coiled spring
  • noun a mathematical curve that lies on a cylinder or cone and makes a constant angle with the straight lines lying in the cylinder or cone

Cars & Driving

Construction

  • A reinforcing rod bent to form a spiral used for reinforcing the circumference of concrete columns.
  • A volute found on a Corinthian or Ionic capital.
  • Any spiral structure, ornament, or form.

Electronics

  • In the shape of a spiral, or consisting of a spiral.
  • A coil of wire in the shape of a spiral.

Medical

  • noun the curved outer edge of the ear
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