Associations to the word «Helix»

Pictures for the word «Helix»


HELIX, noun. (mathematics) A curve on the surface of a cylinder or cone such that its angle to a plane perpendicular to the axis is constant; the three-dimensional curve seen in a screw or a spiral staircase.
HELIX, noun. (architecture) A small volute under the abacus of a Corinthian capital.
HELIX, noun. (anatomy) The incurved rim of the external ear.
HELIX, noun. An upside down midair 360° spin in playboating.
HELIX, proper noun. A taxonomic genus within the family Helicidae   — certain land snails.

Dictionary definition

HELIX, noun. A curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle.
HELIX, noun. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops; "a coil of rope".
HELIX, noun. Type genus of the family Helicidae.

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We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke