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supercoil

noun su·per·coil \-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

supercoil

noun su·per·coil \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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