supercoil

noun
su·​per·​coil | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌkȯi(-ə)l How to pronounce supercoil (audio) \

Definition of supercoil

: a double helix (as of DNA) that has undergone additional twisting in the same direction as or in the opposite direction from the turns in the original helix

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supercoil verb

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1939, in the meaning defined above

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supercoil

noun
su·​per·​coil | \ ˈsü-pər-ˌkȯi(ə)l How to pronounce supercoil (audio) \

Medical Definition of supercoil

: a double helix (as of DNA) that has undergone additional twisting in the same direction as or in the opposite direction from the turns in the original helix

called also superhelix

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supercoil verb

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