supercoil


su·per·coil

noun \-ˌki(-ə)l\

Definition of SUPERCOIL

:  a double helix (as of DNA) that has undergone additional twisting in the same direction as or in the opposite direction from the turns in the original helix
supercoil verb

First Known Use of SUPERCOIL

1965

su·per·coil

noun \ˈsü-pər-ˌki(ə)l\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SUPERCOIL

: a double helix (as of DNA) that has undergone additional twisting in the same direction as or in the opposite direction from the turns in the original helix—called also superhelix
supercoil verb

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