alpha-helix

noun al·pha-he·lix \ ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks \

Definition of alpha-helix

:the coiled structural arrangement of many proteins consisting of a single chain of amino acids stabilized by hydrogen bonds

alpha-helical

play \-ˈhe-li-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective

First Known Use of alpha-helix

1951


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alpha-helix

noun al·pha-he·lix
variants: or α-helix \ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\

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

alpha-helical

\-ˈhel-i-kəl, -ˈhē-li-\ adjective

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