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a combining form meaning “spiral”; used with this meaning and as a combining form of helix in the formation of compound words: helicograph.
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Also especially before a vowel, helic-.
Origin of helico-
<Greek heliko-, combining form of hélix
Words nearby helico-
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British Dictionary definitions for helico-
before a vowel helic-
spiral or helicalhelicograph
Word Origin for helico-
from Latin, from Greek helix spiral
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