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Definition 1: type genus of the family Helicidae - [noun denoting animal]

Synonyms for helix in the sense of this definition

(helix is a kind of ...) a genus of mollusks

(helix is a member of ...) one of the chief edible snails

(helix is a member of ...) any of several inedible snails of the genus Helix; often destructive pests

(helix is a member of ...) serious garden pest having a brown shell with paler zigzag markings; nearly cosmopolitan in distribution

(helix is a member of ...) a kind of garden snail

(... is a member of helix) land snails including the common edible snail and some pests

Definition 2: a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where helix or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a coil of rope

Synonyms for helix in the sense of this definition

(helix is a kind of ...) a thing constructed; a complex entity constructed of many parts

"the structure consisted of a series of arches" "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(... is a kind of helix ) a coil of rope or wool or yarn

Definition 3: a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle - [noun denoting shape]

Synonyms for helix in the sense of this definition

(helix is a kind of ...) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

(... is a kind of helix ) a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis

"the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix"

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