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alpha–helix

noun al·pha–he·lix
variants: or

α–helix

\ˌal-fə-ˈhē-liks\play

Medical Definition of alpha–helix

  1. :  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-\play play adjective

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