supercoil

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noun su·per·coil \-ˌkȯi(-ə)l\

Definition of supercoil

  1. :  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

supercoil

verb

1939

First Known Use of supercoil

1939


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supercoil

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noun su·per·coil \ˈsü-pər-ˌkȯi(ə)l\

Medical Definition of supercoil

  1. :  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

supercoil

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