Definition for helices (2 of 3)
noun, plural hel·i·ces [hel-uh-seez] /ˈhɛl əˌsiz/, he·lix·es.
- a spiral ornament.
- (in a Corinthian capital) either of two scrolls issuing from a cauliculus.Compare Corinthian(def 2).
Origin of helix
Definition for helices (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for helices
In the mossy woods live a large, yellowish, black-spotted Limax, and two Helices of middling size.A New Voyage Round the World, in the years 1823, 24, 25, and 26, Vol. 2|Otto von Kotzebue
The two helices are all snarled together, and at certain times our coil of time intersects her coil.
Helices, and slugs are thus tom apart by bands of carabes who dig them up and dissect them in a boiling of saliva.The Natural Philosophy of Love|Remy de Gourmont
There were two helices all right, as an explanation of how Pheola could be right and then wrong.
When the iron cylinder was replaced by an equal cylinder of copper, no effect beyond that of the helices alone was produced.Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1|Michael Faraday
British Dictionary definitions for helices (1 of 3)
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noun plural helices (ˈhɛlɪˌsiːz) or helixes
Word Origin for helix
Medicine definitions for helices
n. pl. he•lix•es
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Culture definitions for helices (2 of 2)
In geometry, a three-dimensional spiral shape, resembling a spring.