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helix (s), helices (pl)
1. A spiral. 2. In geometry, the curve formed by a straight line drawn on a plane when that plane is wrapped around a cylindrical surface of any kind; especially, a right circular cylinder, as the curve of a screw.
3. In architecture, a spiral ornament.
4. In anatomy, the curved fold forming most of the rim of the external ear.
5. A structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops.
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