superhelix

superhelix

[soo-per-hee-liks]
noun, plural superhelices [soo-per-hel-uh-seez] , superhelixes. Biochemistry.
a coil formed by intertwined helical DNA or by protein chains.
Also called supercoil.


Origin:
super- + helix

superhelical [soo-per-hel-i-kuhl, -hee-li-] , adjective
superhelicity [soo-per-huh-lis-i-tee] , noun
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