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supercoil

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noun su·per·coil \-ˌkȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of supercoil

  1. :  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


1965

First Known Use of supercoil

1965


Medical Dictionary

supercoil

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noun su·per·coil \ˈsü-pər-ˌkȯi(ə)l\

Medical Definition of supercoil

  1. :  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

  2. supercoil verb




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