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helicoid

[hel-i-koid, hee-li-] /ˈhɛl ɪˌkɔɪd, ˈhi lɪ-/
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
1690-1700; < Greek helikoeidḗs of spiral form. See helic-, -oid
Related forms
helicoidal, adjective
helicoidally, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for helicoidal

helicoid

/ˈhɛlɪˌkɔɪd/
adjective
1.
(biology) shaped like a spiral: a helicoid shell
noun
2.
(geometry) any surface resembling that of a screw thread
Derived Forms
helicoidally, adverb
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helicoidal in Medicine

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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helicoidal in Science
helicoid
  (hěl'ĭ-koid', hē'lĭ-)   
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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