Medical Dictionary

double helix


double helix

noun

Definition of DOUBLE HELIX

:  a helix or spiral consisting of two strands in the surface of a cylinder that coil around its axis; especially :  the structural arrangement of DNA in space that consists of paired polynucleotide strands stabilized by cross-links between purine and pyrimidine bases—compare alpha-helix, watson-crick model/art/med/dna.htm
dou·ble–he·li·cal \-ˈhel-i-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective
February 28, 2015
pontificate Hear it
To speak pompously or dogmatically
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears