[ hel-i-kuh l, hee-li- ]
/ ˈhɛl ɪ kəl, ˈhi lɪ- /
pertaining to or having the form of a helix; spiral.
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Related formshel·i·cal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for helically
/ (ˈhɛlɪkəl) /
of or shaped like a helix; spiral
Derived Formshelically, adverb
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Medicine definitions for helically
[ hĕl′ĭ-kəl, hē′lĭ- ]
Of or having the shape of a helix; spiral.
Having a shape approximating that of a helix.
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