Medical Dictionary

double helix


Medical 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
dou·ble–he·li·cal \-ˈhel-i-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective


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