helico-


a combining form meaning “spiral”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of helix in the formation of compound words: helicograph.

QUIZZES

TAKE THIS QUIZ IF A DAZZLING VOCABULARY IS YOUR DESIDERATUM!

Have the Words of the Day from October 19–25, 2020, made an indelible mark on your memory? Take the quiz to find out!
Question 1 of 7
What does “clement” mean?
Also especially before a vowel, helic-.

Origin of helico-

<Greek heliko-, combining form of hélix
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for helico-

helico-

before a vowel helic-


combining form

spiral or helicalhelicograph

Word Origin for helico-

from Latin, from Greek helix spiral
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012