noun (plural helices; also helixes) Etymology: Latin, from Greek; akin to Greek eilyein to roll, wrap — more at voluble Date: 1563 1. something spiral in form: as a. an ornamental volute b. a coil formed by winding wire around a uniform tube 2. the incurved rim of the external ear 3. a curve traced on a cylinder or cone by the rotation of a point crossing its right sections at a constant oblique angle; broadly spiral 1b

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  • helix — a spiral thing, 1560s, from L. helix spiral, from Gk. helix (gen. helikos), related to eilein to turn, twist, roll, from PIE *wel ik , from root *wel to turn, revolve (see VULVA (Cf. vulva)) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • helix — [hē′liks] n. pl. helixes or helices [hel′i sēz΄] [L, kind of ivy, spiral < Gr, a spiral < helissein, to turn around < IE base * wel , to turn, twist > WALK] 1. any spiral, as one lying in a single plane or, esp., one moving around a… …   English World dictionary

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