helictite

noun he·lic·tite \hə̇ˈlikˌtīt, ˈhelə̇k-\

Definition of helictite

plural

-s

  1. :  an irregular stalactite with branching convolutions or spines

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Origin and Etymology of helictite

helict- (from Greek heliktos twisted, rolled, from helik-, helix spiral) + -ite


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