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
Examples from the Web for helix
Maazel writes about a soon-to-be Helix hostage, Anne-Janet, who was on “cancer furlough.”
The magnet being left in the helix, the galvanometer needle came to rest, thus showing the absence of current.Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV|John Lord
The helix of each ear of her child at birth was gone, for nearly or quite half an inch, as if cut purposely.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 5 (of 6)|Havelock Ellis
It contains a helix valve (H) and the rotation of this is an indication that the air is circulating within the incubator.
British Dictionary definitions for helix
noun plural helices (ˈhɛlɪˌsiːz) or helixes
Word Origin for helix
Medicine definitions for helix
n. pl. he•lix•es
Science definitions for helix
Culture definitions for helix
In geometry, a three-dimensional spiral shape, resembling a spring.