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 Dictionary entry overview: What does double helix mean? 

  The noun DOUBLE HELIX has 1 sense:

1. a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis

  Familiarity information: DOUBLE HELIX used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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A pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis

Classified under:

Nouns denoting two and three dimensional shapes

Context example:

the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix

Hypernyms ("double helix" is a kind of...):

helix; spiral (a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle)

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