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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 he·lix /ˈhilɪks/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 he·lix /ˈhɪlɪks/ 名詞

From: Taiwan MOE computer dictionary


From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 He·lix n.; pl. L. Helices E. Helixes
 1. Geom. A nonplane curve whose tangents are all equally inclined to a given plane. The common helix is the curve formed by the thread of the ordinary screw. It is distinguished from the spiral, all the convolutions of which are in the plane.
 2. Arch. A caulicule or little volute under the abacus of the Corinthian capital.
 3. Anat. The incurved margin or rim of the external ear. See Illust. of Ear.
 4. Zool. A genus of land snails, including a large number of species.
 Note:The genus originally included nearly all shells, but is now greatly restricted. See Snail, Pulmonifera.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and
           cuts the element at a constant angle [syn: spiral]
      2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous
         series of loops; "a coil of rope" [syn: coil, spiral,
         volute, whorl]
      3: type genus of the family Helicidae [syn: genus Helix]
      [also: helices (pl)]