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su•per•he•lix



Pronunciation: (sOO'pur-hē"liks), [key]
n.,
pl. -hel•i•cesPronunciation: (-hel"u-sēz"), [key] -he•lix•es.
Biochem.
a coil formed by intertwined helical DNA or by protein chains. Also called supercoil.

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