Helicograph
Helicograph Hel"i*co*graph`, n. [Helix + -graph.] An instrument for drawing spiral lines on a plane. [1913 Webster]

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  • helicograph — /hel i koh graf , grahf /, n. an instrument for drawing helices. [1850 55; HELICO + GRAPH] * * * …   Universalium

  • helicograph — instrument for drawing spirals on a plane Scientific Instruments …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • helicograph — /ˈhɛlikoʊˌgræf/ (say heleekoh.graf), / ˌgraf/ (say .grahf) noun a device for drawing spiral lines …   Australian English dictionary

  • helicograph — /hel i koh graf , grahf /, n. an instrument for drawing helices. [1850 55; HELICO + GRAPH] …   Useful english dictionary

  • helico- — a combining form meaning spiral ; used with this meaning and as a combining form of helix in the formation of compound words: helicograph. Also, esp. before a vowel, helic . [ < Gk heliko , comb. form of hélix] * * * …   Universalium

  • Scientific Instruments — Have you ever been in the middle of a class lecture, medical examination or episode of Star Trek only to realise suddenly that you have no clue what all those gizmos, gadgets and other scientific instruments actually do? If so, your problems are… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • helical —   a. spiral; pertaining to helix.    ♦ heliciform,    ♦ helicine,    ♦ helicoid, a.    ♦ helicograph, n. instrument for drawing spirals …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • helic- — combining form or helico Etymology: Greek helik , heliko , from helik , helix spiral more at helenium : helix : spiral helicine helicograph …   Useful english dictionary

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