double helix

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double helix

n.
The coiled structure of double-stranded DNA in which strands linked by hydrogen bonds form a spiral configuration, with the two strands oriented in opposite directions.
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double helix

n
(Biochemistry) biochem the form of the molecular structure of DNA, consisting of two helical polynucleotide chains linked by hydrogen bonds and coiled around the same axis
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dou′ble he′lix


n.
the spiral arrangement of the two complementary strands of DNA.
[1953]
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Noun1.double helix - a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axisdouble helix - a pair of parallel helices intertwined about a common axis; "the shape of the DNA molecule is a double helix"
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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