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Definition of "helical" []

  • Of or having the shape of a helix; spiral. (adjective)
  • Having a shape approximating that of a helix. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "helical" in a sentence
  • "This organelle is called the flagellum, made of a rotary motor and a thin helical filament that grows up to about 15 micron."
  • ""Bingen pencils" we would call the helical contrails in the sky."
  • "Pawson called the helical staircase "extraordinary" for its self-supporting structure."
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