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alpha–helix

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noun al·pha–he·lix \ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\

Definition of alpha–helix

  1. :  the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds

al·pha–he·li·calplay play \-ˈhe-li-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective


1955

First Known Use of alpha–helix

1955


Medical Dictionary

alpha–helix

noun al·pha–he·lix

Medical Definition of alpha–helix

  1. :  the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds—compare beta-sheet, double helix

  2. al·pha–he·li·cal \-ˈhel-i-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\play play adjective



Variants of alpha–helix

or α–he·lix \ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\play

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