Helicoid parabola
Helicoid Hel"i*coid, a. [Gr. ?; ?, ?, spiral + ? shape: cf. F. h['e]lico["i]de. See {Helix}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Spiral; curved, like the spire of a univalve shell. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Shaped like a snail shell; pertaining to the {Helicid[ae]}, or Snail family. [1913 Webster]

{Helicoid parabola} (Math.), the parabolic spiral. [1913 Webster]


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