alpha-helix


al·pha–he·lix

noun \ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\

Definition of ALPHA-HELIX

:  the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds
al·pha–he·li·cal \-ˈhe-li-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective

First Known Use of ALPHA-HELIX

1955

al·pha–he·lix

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALPHA–HELIX

: the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds—compare beta-sheet, double helix
al·pha–he·li·cal \-ˈhel-i-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective

Variants of ALPHA–HELIX

al·pha–he·lix or α–he·lix \ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\

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