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spiral

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adjective spi·ral \ˈspī-rəl\

Medical Definition of spiral

  1. 1a:  winding around a center or pole and gradually receding from or approaching itb:  helical <the spiral structure of DNA>

  2. 2:  being a fracture in which the break is produced by twisting apart the bone <a double spiral break>

spirally \-rə-lē\play adverb



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spiral

noun spi·ral

Medical Definition of spiral

  1. 1:  the path of a point in a plane moving around a central point while continuously receding from or approaching it

  2. 2:  a three-dimensional curve (as a helix) with one or more turns about an axis <the double spiral of DNA>





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