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alpha–helix

noun al·pha–he·lix

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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