helicoid

helicoid

[hel-i-koid, hee-li-]
adjective
1.
coiled or curving like a spiral.
noun
2.
Geometry. a warped surface generated by a straight line moving so as to cut or touch a fixed helix.

Origin:
1690–1700; < Greek helikoeidḗs of spiral form. See helic-, -oid

helicoidal, adjective
helicoidally, adverb
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helicoid (ˈhɛlɪˌkɔɪd)
 
adj
1.  biology shaped like a spiral: a helicoid shell
 
n
2.  geometry any surface resembling that of a screw thread
 
heli'coidally
 
adv

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helicoid hel·i·coid (hěl'ĭ-koid', hē'lĭ-)
adj.
Arranged in or having the general shape of a flattened coil or spiral.

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helicoid   (hěl'ĭ-koid', hē'lĭ-)  Pronunciation Key 
Adjective   Arranged in or having the approximate shape of a flattened coil or spiral curve.

Noun   A surface in the form of a coil or screw. A helicoid is generated mathematically by rotating a plane or twisted curve about an axis at a fixed rate and simultaneously translating it in the direction of the line of axis, also at a fixed rate.
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