helix

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(biochemistry) a long linear polymer found in the nucleus of a cell and formed from nucleotides and shaped like a double helix; associated with the transmission of genetic information deoxyribonucleic acid , desoxyribonucleic acid , DNA
microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested DNA chip , gene chip
any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests garden snail
constant angle at which a helix cuts the elements of a cylinder or cone helix angle
end of DNA in which one strand of the double helix extends a few units beyond the other sticky end
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